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dc.contributor.authorPerez-Gomez, Beatriz 
dc.contributor.authorAragones, Nuria 
dc.contributor.authorPollan-Santamaria, Marina 
dc.contributor.authorSuárez-Rodríguez, Berta 
dc.contributor.authorLope, Virginia 
dc.contributor.authorLlacer Gil de Ramales, Alicia 
dc.contributor.authorLopez-Abente, Gonzalo
dc.identifier.citationGac Sanit . 2006 Dec;20 Suppl 3:42-51es_ES
dc.description.abstractDifferences in mortality rates within Europe might be partly due to the quality of mortality statistics. The present article summarizes the available data on the quality of cancer death certification in Spain. A short description of the temporal distribution of the proportion of deaths due to ill-defined tumors in Spain -an indirect indicator of the quality of cancer death certification- is also provided. Relevant studies were identified from electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, IME and IBECS) and from manual searches of the references contained in the articles retrieved. Quality data on death certificates for all tumors and for each specific cancer location were summarized, and all main cancer sites were classified according to their pooled accuracy indicators. Trends for the percentage of deaths due to ill-defined tumors and conditions were studied for the period from 1980 to 2002. In Spain, deaths from cancer as a whole and leading cancer sites (lung, colon-rectum, prostate, stomach, pancreas, female breast, uterus, brain, leukemia, lymphomas and myeloma) were well-certified. However, other frequent locations, such as the larynx, esophagus and liver were overcertified, while deaths from bladder, kidney and ovarian cancer were undercertified. The percentage of deaths due to ill-defined tumors and causes was regularly higher in females and decreased in both sexes during the study period. However, the recent introduction of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 has reversed this trend. Spanish death certificates can be considered as accurate and useful to estimate the burden of cancer, though certification of some frequent sites should be improved. The possible effect of the introduction of the ICD-10 requires careful surveillance.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThe work of V. Carvajal was supported by the Carlos III Institute of Health (Grant No. 03/0007). The work of B. Suárez was funded by the Network of Epidemiology and Public Health Research Centres, International Health & Co-operation Foundation (Grant No. C03/09). The authors wish to thank Michael Benedict for his help with the English, and Isabel Izarzugaza for supplying Euskadi’s informationes_ES
dc.relation.isversionofPublisher's versiones_ES
dc.subjectCertificados de defunciónes_ES
dc.subjectControl de calidades_ES
dc.subject.meshDeath Certificates es_ES
dc.subject.meshHumans es_ES
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms es_ES
dc.subject.meshReproducibility of Results es_ES
dc.subject.meshSpain es_ES
dc.titleAccuracy of cancer death certificates in Spain: a summary of available information.es_ES
dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.format.volume20 Suppl 3es_ES
dc.contributor.funderInstituto de Salud Carlos III - ISCIIIes_ES
dc.contributor.funderRed tematica de investigacion cooperativa de centros en Epidemiologia y salud publicaes_ES
dc.identifier.journalGaceta sanitariaes_ES
dc.repisalud.centroISCIII::Centro Nacional de Epidemologíaes_ES
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/ 03/0007es_ES

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