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Mortality trends of breast and cervical cancer in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul: an analysis by age and schooling, 1999-2019

Vanessa Pecinato Andréia Jacobo Shana Ginar da Silva About the authors



to analyze the temporal trend of mortality due to malignant neoplasms of the breast and cervix from 1999 to 2019 in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.


this was a time-series study based on data from the Mortality Information System; standardized rates were calculated according to age and schooling, and the temporal trend was assessed using Prais-Winsten regression.


the overall mortality coefficients for cervical cancer (β = -0.03; 95%CI -0.08;0.02) and for breast cancer (β = -0.006; 95%CI -0.02;0.01) were stable over the time series; in both types of neoplasms, a rising trend was identified in women with up to 7 years of schooling; on the other hand, a stationary trend was found in the majority of the age strata analyzed.


older women and those with low levels of schooling had the worst prognosis.

Breast Neoplasms; Uterine Cervical Neoplasms; Time Series Studies; Mortality Records; Public Health

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