Breast Cancer in Inner Mongolia 2009-2011


The aim of this study was to determine the mortality rate and the burden of breast cancers among residents of Inner Mongolia. We analyzed mortality data reported by the Death Registry System from 2009 to 2011. The age-specific mortality of breast cancer was close to female cancer in 25 to 35 years group. Regional distribution of breast cancer was not significant difference (p = 0.36). The women who were employed, married and living in rural areas were more likely to die of breast cancer. Over the period 2009 through 2011, the elimination of deaths from breast cancer resulted in increased life expectancy of 0.15 years. Mortality due to breast cancers is substantially greater among the younger women. Further, the mortality rate associated with breast cancers is greater for employed and married women than those unemployed and single women. Therefore, in Inner Mongolia, breast cancers appear to pose a greater mortality risk for young, employed and married women.

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Li, Q. , Du, M. , Xin, K. , Liu, R. , Li, Y. , Li, W. , Su, X. and Sun, J. (2014) Breast Cancer in Inner Mongolia 2009-2011. Open Journal of Epidemiology, 4, 63-68. doi: 10.4236/ojepi.2014.42011.

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