alexa Epidemiology of brain tumors: the national survey of intracranial neoplasms.


Journal of Brain Tumors & Neurooncology

Author(s): Walker AE, Robins M, Weinfeld FD

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Abstract A national survey, based on a probability sample of patients admitted to short-term hospitals in the United States during 1973 to 1974 with a discharge diagnosis of an intracranial neoplasm, was conducted in 157 hospitals. The annual incidence was estimated at 17,000 for primary intracranial neoplasms and 17,400 for secondary intracranial neoplasms--8.2 and 8.3 per 100,000 US population, respectively. Rates of primary intracranial neoplasms increased steadily with advancing age. The age-adjusted rates were higher among men than among women (8.5 versus 7.9 per 100,000). However, although men were more susceptible to gliomas and neuronomas, incidence rates for meningiomas and pituitary adenomas were higher among women.
This article was published in Neurology and referenced in Journal of Brain Tumors & Neurooncology

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