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Trends in mortality from lung cancer in Spain, 1951-80.
  1. J Vioque,
  2. F Bolumar
  1. Departamento de Salud Comunitaria, Facultad de Medicine, Universidad de Alicante, Spain.


    Lung cancer mortality rates in Spain were calculated for the years 1951 to 1980. Increasing age-standardised rates for men and levelled off ones for women were observed. Available cigarette consumption data suggest that these current trends could change at the beginning of the next century when there may be a levelling off of male rates and an "epidemic" of female lung cancer.

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