Cancer incidence among Arab Americans in California, Detroit, and new jersey SEER Registries

Rachel Bergmans, Amr S. Soliman, Julie Ruterbusch, Rafael Meza, Kelly Hirko, John Graff, Kendra Schwartz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objectives. We calculated cancer incidence for Arab Americans in California; Detroit, Michigan; and New Jersey, and compared rates with non-Hispanic, non-Arab Whites (NHNAWs); Blacks; and Hispanics. Methods. We conducted a study using population-based data. We linked new cancers diagnosed in 2000 from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER) to an Arab surname database. We used standard SEER definitions and methodology for calculating rates. Population estimates were extracted from the 2000 US Census. We calculated incidence and rate ratios. Results. Arab American men and women had similar incidence rates across the 3 geographic regions, and the rates were comparable to NHNAWs. However, the thyroid cancer rate was elevated among Arab American women compared with NHNAWs, Hispanics, and Blacks. For all sites combined, for prostate and lung cancer, Arab American men had a lower incidence than Blacks and higher incidence than Hispanics in all 3 geographic regions. Arab American male bladder cancer incidence was higher than that in Hispanics and Blacks in these regions. Conclusions. Our results suggested that further research would benefit from the federal recognition of Arab Americans as a specified ethnicity to estimate and address the cancer burden in this growing segment of the population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e83-e91
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume104
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

Fingerprint

SEER Program
Registries
Hispanic Americans
Incidence
Neoplasms
Population
Censuses
Thyroid Neoplasms
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Prostatic Neoplasms
Databases
Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Bergmans, R., Soliman, A. S., Ruterbusch, J., Meza, R., Hirko, K., Graff, J., & Schwartz, K. (2014). Cancer incidence among Arab Americans in California, Detroit, and new jersey SEER Registries. American journal of public health, 104(6), e83-e91. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2014.301954

Cancer incidence among Arab Americans in California, Detroit, and new jersey SEER Registries. / Bergmans, Rachel; Soliman, Amr S.; Ruterbusch, Julie; Meza, Rafael; Hirko, Kelly; Graff, John; Schwartz, Kendra.

In: American journal of public health, Vol. 104, No. 6, 06.2014, p. e83-e91.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bergmans, R, Soliman, AS, Ruterbusch, J, Meza, R, Hirko, K, Graff, J & Schwartz, K 2014, 'Cancer incidence among Arab Americans in California, Detroit, and new jersey SEER Registries', American journal of public health, vol. 104, no. 6, pp. e83-e91. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2014.301954
Bergmans, Rachel ; Soliman, Amr S. ; Ruterbusch, Julie ; Meza, Rafael ; Hirko, Kelly ; Graff, John ; Schwartz, Kendra. / Cancer incidence among Arab Americans in California, Detroit, and new jersey SEER Registries. In: American journal of public health. 2014 ; Vol. 104, No. 6. pp. e83-e91.
@article{0389ddde0442472086daac5f6ac1822e,
title = "Cancer incidence among Arab Americans in California, Detroit, and new jersey SEER Registries",
abstract = "Objectives. We calculated cancer incidence for Arab Americans in California; Detroit, Michigan; and New Jersey, and compared rates with non-Hispanic, non-Arab Whites (NHNAWs); Blacks; and Hispanics. Methods. We conducted a study using population-based data. We linked new cancers diagnosed in 2000 from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER) to an Arab surname database. We used standard SEER definitions and methodology for calculating rates. Population estimates were extracted from the 2000 US Census. We calculated incidence and rate ratios. Results. Arab American men and women had similar incidence rates across the 3 geographic regions, and the rates were comparable to NHNAWs. However, the thyroid cancer rate was elevated among Arab American women compared with NHNAWs, Hispanics, and Blacks. For all sites combined, for prostate and lung cancer, Arab American men had a lower incidence than Blacks and higher incidence than Hispanics in all 3 geographic regions. Arab American male bladder cancer incidence was higher than that in Hispanics and Blacks in these regions. Conclusions. Our results suggested that further research would benefit from the federal recognition of Arab Americans as a specified ethnicity to estimate and address the cancer burden in this growing segment of the population.",
author = "Rachel Bergmans and Soliman, {Amr S.} and Julie Ruterbusch and Rafael Meza and Kelly Hirko and John Graff and Kendra Schwartz",
year = "2014",
month = "6",
doi = "10.2105/AJPH.2014.301954",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "104",
pages = "e83--e91",
journal = "American Journal of Public Health",
issn = "0090-0036",
publisher = "American Public Health Association Inc.",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Cancer incidence among Arab Americans in California, Detroit, and new jersey SEER Registries

AU - Bergmans, Rachel

AU - Soliman, Amr S.

AU - Ruterbusch, Julie

AU - Meza, Rafael

AU - Hirko, Kelly

AU - Graff, John

AU - Schwartz, Kendra

PY - 2014/6

Y1 - 2014/6

N2 - Objectives. We calculated cancer incidence for Arab Americans in California; Detroit, Michigan; and New Jersey, and compared rates with non-Hispanic, non-Arab Whites (NHNAWs); Blacks; and Hispanics. Methods. We conducted a study using population-based data. We linked new cancers diagnosed in 2000 from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER) to an Arab surname database. We used standard SEER definitions and methodology for calculating rates. Population estimates were extracted from the 2000 US Census. We calculated incidence and rate ratios. Results. Arab American men and women had similar incidence rates across the 3 geographic regions, and the rates were comparable to NHNAWs. However, the thyroid cancer rate was elevated among Arab American women compared with NHNAWs, Hispanics, and Blacks. For all sites combined, for prostate and lung cancer, Arab American men had a lower incidence than Blacks and higher incidence than Hispanics in all 3 geographic regions. Arab American male bladder cancer incidence was higher than that in Hispanics and Blacks in these regions. Conclusions. Our results suggested that further research would benefit from the federal recognition of Arab Americans as a specified ethnicity to estimate and address the cancer burden in this growing segment of the population.

AB - Objectives. We calculated cancer incidence for Arab Americans in California; Detroit, Michigan; and New Jersey, and compared rates with non-Hispanic, non-Arab Whites (NHNAWs); Blacks; and Hispanics. Methods. We conducted a study using population-based data. We linked new cancers diagnosed in 2000 from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER) to an Arab surname database. We used standard SEER definitions and methodology for calculating rates. Population estimates were extracted from the 2000 US Census. We calculated incidence and rate ratios. Results. Arab American men and women had similar incidence rates across the 3 geographic regions, and the rates were comparable to NHNAWs. However, the thyroid cancer rate was elevated among Arab American women compared with NHNAWs, Hispanics, and Blacks. For all sites combined, for prostate and lung cancer, Arab American men had a lower incidence than Blacks and higher incidence than Hispanics in all 3 geographic regions. Arab American male bladder cancer incidence was higher than that in Hispanics and Blacks in these regions. Conclusions. Our results suggested that further research would benefit from the federal recognition of Arab Americans as a specified ethnicity to estimate and address the cancer burden in this growing segment of the population.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84901028967&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84901028967&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.2105/AJPH.2014.301954

DO - 10.2105/AJPH.2014.301954

M3 - Article

C2 - 24825237

AN - SCOPUS:84901028967

VL - 104

SP - e83-e91

JO - American Journal of Public Health

JF - American Journal of Public Health

SN - 0090-0036

IS - 6

ER -