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Cancer among the sami: A review on the norwegian, swedish and finnish sami populations
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0535-2059
Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland.
University of Gävle, Center for Musculoskeletal Research.
University of Tampere, School of Public Health, Finland.
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, ISSN 1239-9736, E-ISSN 2242-3982, Vol. 67, no 5, p. 421-432Article, review/survey (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives. The Sami are the Indigenous people of the northernmost parts of Sweden, Finland and Norway, and of the Kola Peninsula of Russia. The present review summarizes the main results from studies on cancer morbidity and mortality among the Sami and discusses these results in relation to exposure of known risk factors. Study Design. Literature review. Methods. A systematic search over the time period 1966–2008for relevant articles was conducted on MEDLINE. Updates and recalculations of some of the results from the original data were also done. Results. Nine articles whose main focus is on cancer incidence or mortality among the Sami were identified. In all studies, the overall incidence of cancer or cancer mortality was lower among the Sami in comparison with the national populations. The differences were less striking in relation to regional reference populations, but the rates were still significantly lower for all populations of Sami, except for Swedish Sami women. Beyond the general trend of a lower cancer incidence among the Sami, there were some notable differences between the various Sami subpopulations.

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International Association of Circumpolar Health Publishers , 2008. Vol. 67, no 5, p. 421-432
Keywords [en]
Arctic, Cancer, Indigenous, Mortality, Nordic, Sami
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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Nursing and public health science , Public health science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-234OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-234DiVA, id: diva2:214451
Available from: 2009-05-05 Created: 2009-05-05 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved

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