Cancer among Arab Americans in the metropolitan Detroit area

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dc.contributor.author Kulwicki, Anahid
dc.contributor.author Schwartz, Kendra L.
dc.contributor.author Weiss, Linda K.
dc.contributor.author Fakhouri, Haifa
dc.contributor.author Sakr, Wael
dc.contributor.author Gregory, Kau
dc.contributor.author Severson, Richard K.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-20T07:37:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-20T07:37:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-10-20
dc.identifier.issn 1945-0826 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6371
dc.description.abstract Detroit is home to one of the largest populations of Arab Americans outside of the Middle East, yet little is known about the cancer distribution in this ethnic group. The authors of this study created an Arab/Chaldean surname list and matched it with the Detroit SEER Registry to identify cancer cases of probable Arabic descent. We then determined proportional incidence ratios (PIR) for specific cancer sites among metropolitan Detroit Arab Americans as compared to non-Arab Whites, and contrasted the results with Middle Eastern data. Arab/Chaldean men had greater proportions of leukemia (29%), multiple myeloma (46%), liver (64%), kidney (33%), and urinary bladder (26%) cancers. Arab/Chaldean women had greater proportions of leukemia (23%), thyroid (57%), and brain (35%) cancers as compared with non-Arab White men and women. The cancers with significantly increased PIRs in the Detroit Arab/Chaldean population also are frequently diagnosed in Middle Eastern countries en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Cancer among Arab Americans in the metropolitan Detroit area en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SON en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201606027 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Ethnicity & Disease en_US
dc.journal.volume 14 en_US
dc.article.pages 141-146 en_US
dc.keywords Cancer en_US
dc.keywords Arab American en_US
dc.keywords Epidemiology en_US
dc.keywords Ethnicity en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Schwartz, K. L., Kulwicki, A., Weiss, L. K., Fakhouri, H., Sakr, W., Kau, G., & Severson, R. K. (2004). Cancer among Arab Americans in the metropolitan Detroit area. en_US
dc.author.email anahid.kulwicki@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/fmhs_pubs/1/ en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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