Trends in Mortality Rate From Malignant Skin Melanoma and Other Malignant Skin Neoplasms in Czechoslovakia During the Period 1921--1970

Neoplasma. 1976;23(6):667-75.

Abstract

Mortality from malignant skin melanoma (172 ICD) has an ascending trend in Czechoslovakia (CSSR) the rate being higher after the year 1960 in Bohemia (CSR) than the Slovakia (SSR). Mortality from other malignant neoplasms of the skin (173 ICD) declines; this decline for the whole of Czechoslovakia has been statistically influenced mainly by the lower death rate from this cause in Bohemia, for in Slovakia this mortality rate has risen, although significantly only in women. The proportion of deaths from malignant skin melanoma (172 ICD) out of the total number of deaths from malignant skin neoplasms (172 + + 173 ICD) is relatively low in Czechoslovakia--lower in Slovakia than in Bohemia.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melanoma / mortality*
  • Middle Aged
  • Sex Factors
  • Skin Neoplasms / mortality*