Cancers in the urban environment: patterns of malignant by Thomas M Mack; Myles Cockburn

By Thomas M Mack; Myles Cockburn

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Because it is certain that some of the high-risk census tracts have received that designation by chance alone, the goal is to identify an overall geographical pattern that is unlikely to represent chance. The features of importance when interpreting the map are whether the high-risk census tracts are near or adjacent to one another, whether they are concentrated in one area of the county, and the number of red census tracts that are at high risk for both males and females. No specific statistical criteria are employed (see the section Scientific and Technical Notes).

No census tract stands out on the basis of a particularly high number of excess cases. The causes of salivary gland malignancies are unknown, although some have suggested that ionizing radiation may play a causal role. There are also suggestions that certain occupational exposures, such as those prevalent in the rubber industry, might contribute to increased risk. Local Pattern Thumbnail Interpretation These malignancies are slightly more common among men than women, and slightly less common in Los Angeles County than in other areas of the country.

It may be useful to compare each map with the three maps of annual case frequency, social class, and race/ethnicity provided in the section Scientific and Technical Notes. Even though our methods are designed to single out only those high-risk census tracts least likely to be due to chance, the number of comparisons is so large that many of the census tracts selected will still be included by virtue of chance. There is no hard and fast rule available to tell us whether this is true for any given tract or set of census tracts.

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