Childhood cancer in the south Asian population of England (1990-1992)

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Cancer incidence in 1990-92 among English south Asian (residents with ethnic origins in India, Pakistan or Bangladesh) and non-south Asian children is compared. Standardized incidence ratios show significant overall excesses in south Asians (131), largely due to higher rates in south Asian boys, and specific excesses for leukaemia (141), lymphoid leukaemia (141), lymphoma (172) and hepatic tumours (375). Aetiological investigation is required.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1215-1218
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number9
Early online date5 May 2001
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2001


  • child, south Asian, migrants, cancer incidence, England