Evidence of space-time clustering of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in Sweden
1999 (English)In: British Journal of Cancer, ISSN 0007-0920, E-ISSN 1532-1827, Vol. 79, no 3/4, 655-657 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have examined 645 recorded cases of childhood acute lymphatic leukaemia (ALL) in Sweden during 1973–89 to identify space–time clustering by using the close-pair method of Knox. The records included date of birth and of diagnosis as well as addresses at birth and at diagnosis. There was a significant excess of case pairs close in date of birth and place of birth in the 5- to 15-year age group.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 79, no 3/4, 655-657 p.
National CategoryPediatrics Cancer and Oncology Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78402DOI: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6690103OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-78402DiVA: diva2:532375