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A case-control study of breast cancer and hormonal contraception in Costa Rica
By 1981, 11% of married women in Costa Rica ages 20-49 years had used depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) and 58% had used oral contraceptives (OCs). Since 1977, the Costa Rican Ministry of Health has maintained a ...
Descriptive epidemiology of cancer of the breast and uterine cervix in Costa Rica
Cancer is currently the second leading cause of death in Costa Rica, with malignant tumors of the stomach, uterus, lung, and breast (in that order) causing the most deaths. In terms of incidence, cancers of the uterine ...
Monitoring a primary health care program with lot quality assurance sampling: Costa Rica, 1987
The Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LOAS) method was developed in industry to determine at reasonable cost whether each lot of a shipment is acceptable, based on samples of a few elements from the lot. Acting as inspectors ...
Epidemiología descriptiva del cáncer de mama y del cuello de útero en Costa Rica
Se estudia la mortalidad e incidencia del cáncer de mama y cuello útero en Costa Rica y se las compara con datos de mujeres blancas de los Estados Unidos de América. La mortalidad por cáncer de mama en Costa Rica muestra ...