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Oman - Cancer Incidence in Oman 2002


General Info
Oman (OMN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2002 - 12/2002
Series or system 
Oman National Cancer Registry
Data type

The Oman National Cancer Registry was established in 1985 as a hospital based registry. This is the 7th annual report of cancer incidence in Oman and covers incidence and mortality for the year 2002. All cancer cases are reported to the National Cancer Registry and are coded using ICD-10.

Comprehensive tabulations provide incidence data broken down by 5-year age group, sex, and cancer site for the year 2002. For each specific cancer, there is a maps displaying cancer incidence by cancer site and region for 10 governorates in Oman. The report also includes a table of frequency trends from 1996-2002 for each cancer broken down by sex. Other sections in the report include childhood cancers, cancers among non-citizens in Oman, hospital-based deaths due to cancer, and cancer incidence in five continents.

The full report is available for download from the Ministry of Health website.