alexa Vaccination among Adolescent Females

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Vaccination among Adolescent Females

Cervical cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the fourth leading cause of mortality in females in the world, contributes to about 9% of the total new cancer cases and 8% of total number of deaths due to cancer among women. Estimates of worldwide burden of cervical cancer indicates that 529,8000 cases and 275,100 deaths occur due to cervical cancer every year. The highest incidence rates of cervical cancer are seen in Eastern and Southern Africa. India, accounts for about 27% of all the disease cases of cervical cancer. In United States, the incidence of cervical cancer is getting decreased however it is still found to show high incidence rates in Hispanics, and African American ethnicities of the country. The incidence rate of cervical cancer is 34% higher and the mortality rate is double in African American women when compared to White American females. Hispanic women in United States show incidence and mortality from cervical cancer about 50-70 times higher than non-Hispanic white females.

Citation: Arain A (2015) Three Doses to Finish: A Review on Completion of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination among Adolescent Females Aged 12-17 years. J Community Med Health Educ 5: 352.

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