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Time trends of cancer mortality among elderly in Italy, 1970–2008: an observational study

Ettore Bidoli1*, Lucia Fratino2, Silvia Bruzzone3, Marilena Pappagallo3, Paolo De Paoli4, Umberto Tirelli5 and Diego Serraino1

Author Affiliations

1 Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, via Franco Gallini 2, 33081 Aviano, PN, Italy

2 Division of Medical Oncology A, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Aviano, Italy

3 Direzione Centrale per le Statistiche e le Indagini Sulle Istituzioni Sociali, Servizio Sanità e Assistenza, National Institute of Statistics, Rome, Italy

4 Direzione Scientifica, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Aviano, Italy

5 Department of Medical Oncology, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, Aviano, Italy

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BMC Cancer 2012, 12:443  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-443

Published: 2 October 2012

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Table 3. Time trends of main causes of death among elderly and middle aged populations; Italy, 1970-2008.

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