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Hejazi S, Gholami A, Salarilak S, Khalkhali H R, Moosavi Jahromi L. INCIDENCE RATE OF ACUTE LEUKEMIA IN WEST AZARBAIJAN DURING 2003-2008. J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2010; 21 (2) :243-248
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  Hejazi S [1] , Gholami A [2] , Salarilak Sh * [3] , Khalkhali HR [4] , Moosavi Jahromi L [5]


  Received: 8 Jan, 2010 Accepted: 14 April, 2010



  Background & Aims : One of the major causes of mortality among children in developed and developing countries and the leukemia in children is the most common one. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence rate of acute leukemia in West Azarbaijan.

  Materials & Methods : A retrospective cross sectional study was conducted on acute leukemia patients diagnosed during 2003-2008. The data were analyzed by SPSS software and t-test, Chi Square test, and Fisher test.

  Results : During six years of study, 138 children with acute leukemia were diagnosed in West Azarbaijan province. 56.5% were male and 43.5% were female (sex proportion was 1.3). Six-year incidence of acute leukemia is 17.43 in a hundred thousand people that have changed from 1.93 in 2004 to 3.51 in 2007 and the maximum incidence rate (25.03) was in 0-4 age group.

  Conclusion : According to the finding of this study the incidence of increase or decrease of acute leukemia in West Azarbaijan was not regular and the incidence of lymphoblast was more than Myeloblastic ( i ncidence proportion equals 4.48) and the disease was more common in males than females.

  Keywords : Cancer, Incidence, Acute l eukemia, Lymphoblastic, Myeloblastic


  Address: Azad University of Iran, Tabriz Branch, Medical Sciences Faculty, Tabriz, Iran Tel:(+98)9141414260


  Email : salarilak@yahoo.com


  Source: Urmia Med J 2010: 21(2): 300 ISSN: 1027-3727

  [1] Assistant Professor of Oncology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

  [2] MSc Student of Epidemiology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

  [3] Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Islamic Azad University of Iran, Tabriz Branch, Medical Faculty, Tabriz, Iran (Corresponding Author)

  [4] PhD Student of Biostatistics

  [5] Bachelor of Public Health

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