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Incidence and Mortality of Cervical Cancer in the Republic of Kazakhstan: 2007-2016


Background: Epidemiology of cervical cancer is relatively well studied in developed countries of the world, but little is known about Central Asian states. This study aimed to analyze the changing patterns of cervical cancer incidence and mortality in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Methods: The statistical analysis of official data on cervical cancer mortality and morbidity was performed for the whole country. Data on cervical cancer patients were retrieved for the period 2007-2016.

Results: There was an increase in the incidence of cervical cancer among the population of Kazakhstan from 15.24 per 100,000 in 2007 to 18.83 per 100,000 in 2016. This might be attributed to the introduction of national health program in 2011, which improved early identification. Over the last few years, the decreasing cervical cancer mortality is observed influenced by early diagnosis. The age-standardized incidence rates show that the majority of cervical cancer cases occur in the 40-49 yr age group.

Conclusion: The incidence of and mortality from cervical cancer in Kazakhstan in 2007-2016 are comparable with those in the neighboring former Soviet Union countries. Significant variations in incidence and mortality rates and one-year cancer-specific survival were observed between country regions.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/ijph.v49i6.3364
Cervical cancer Incidence Mortality Kazakhstan Republic Survival

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SHALGUMBAYEVA G, ZHABAGINA A, KUANYSHEVA A, SANDYBAYEV M, FAIZOVA R, BELIKHINA T, PROKAZYUK A, KULABUKHOVA N, SEMENOVA Y. Incidence and Mortality of Cervical Cancer in the Republic of Kazakhstan: 2007-2016. Iran J Public Health. 2020;49(6):1120-1128.