Study type: Epidemiological study (observational study)

Incidence trends of adult primary intracerebral tumors in four Nordic countries. epidem.

Published in: Int J Cancer 2004; 108 (3): 450-455

Aim of study (acc. to author)

The incidence trends of adult primary intracerebral tumors in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden should be investigated during a period with introduction of new diagnostic procedures and increasing prevalence of mobile phone users in the population.

Further details

Mobile phone use in the Nordic countries started in the mid-1980s and exponentially increased during the 1990s in the Nordic countries.

Endpoint/type of risk estimation



Study size

Type Value
Total 43,120
Statistical analysis method: ( adjustment: )

Conclusion (acc. to author)

An increase in the incidence of adult primary intracerebral tumors in four Nordic countries was observed during the time period of 1969 to 1998 that was confined to the late 1970s and the early 1980s and to the oldest age group. This increase coincided with the introduction and more widespread use of computertomography (CT) in the diagnostic procedures. Since 1984, the overall incidence has remained stable during the period after the introduction and wide spread use of mobile phones.

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