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The incidence of acute myeloid leukemia in Calgary, Alberta, Canada: a retrospective cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, August 2017
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Title
The incidence of acute myeloid leukemia in Calgary, Alberta, Canada: a retrospective cohort study
Published in
BMC Public Health, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4644-6
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Authors

Andrea Christine Shysh, Leonard Tu Nguyen, Maggie Guo, Marcus Vaska, Christopher Naugler, Fariborz Rashid-Kolvear

Abstract

The incidence rate of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) was determined in the Calgary Metropolitan Area, a major Canadian city. Data from all patients diagnosed with AML between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2015 were retrieved from a single, centralized cancer cytogenetics laboratory for bone marrow samples, the sole diagnostic facility of its kind in Southern Alberta. The calculated incidence rate was 2.79 cases per 100,000 person-years with a median age of 60, slightly lower than previously published data. The age-standardized incidence rate for Canada was 3.46 cases per 100,000 person-years. The higher value is reflective of Calgary's younger population compared to the rest of Canada. Higher male incidence and greatest incidence occurring at approximately the age of 85 is similar to data from other developed countries. The lower incidence rates and median age of diagnosis, in comparison with that of other high-income nations, may be due to differences in the proportion of aging citizens in the population. This is the first published incidence rate of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in Canada across all age groups.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 83 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 19 23%
Student > Master 16 19%
Researcher 11 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 4%
Other 13 16%
Unknown 16 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 27%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 20%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 6%
Other 8 10%
Unknown 19 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 85. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 July 2021.
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#384,889
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#331
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#9,610
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#1
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