[State of health of the population of Trino (Vercelli): cancer mortalities 2000-2007 and historical analysis of all causes of death from 1980 to 2000]

Ann Ig. 2011 Jan-Feb;23(1):33-42.
[Article in Italian]


The survey takes an in-depth look at the state of health of the inhabitants of Trino, in the province of Vercelli. The presence of various industries like cement factories, foundries and the placing of a nuclear plant (E.FERMI) in past decades, led to the carrying out of several surveys in order to reveal possible epidemiological excesses. In the survey in question, a detailed analysis of cancer mortalities occurring from 2000 to 2007 was carried out, examining the results in comparison with the Local Health Authorities of Vercelli and data from the Rencam Registry of the city of Turin from 2004 to 2006. The results highlight and confirm significant excesses for cancers like the nervous system, leukaemia, mesothelioma and peritoneum. Subsequent historical analysis (1980 - 2000) with data from the BDM Piedmont with regards to cancer mortalities confirms part of our data, while for all other causes we highlight the anomaly of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in both sexes after the age of 65. The combination of these related results and our previous study of cases in Trino certainly require an in-depth epidemiological analysis through etiological studies.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / epidemiology
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / mortality*
  • Cause of Death / trends
  • Female
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Italy / epidemiology
  • Leukemia / mortality
  • Male
  • Medical Records
  • Mesothelioma / mortality
  • Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Neoplasms / mortality*
  • Nervous System Neoplasms / mortality
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / mortality
  • Pleural Neoplasms / mortality
  • Registries
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Survival Rate
  • Urban Population / statistics & numerical data*