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Abstract

To assess cancer incidence among Hispanic males in Dade County, Florida, data were analyzed from the statewide tumor registry. For all cancer sites (combined), the age standardized rate among Hispanic males was 308.75 cases per 100,000 person-years, compared with 349.55 among non-Hispanics (standardized rate ratio [SRR] = 0.88; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.84–0.93). Hispanics experienced significantly greater rates of cancers of the larynx (SRR = 1.58; 1.19–2.09), thyroid (SRR = 3.12; 1.18–8.26), and gallbladder (SRR = 5.45; 1.55–19.15), compared with non-Hispanics, but significantly lower rates of testicular cancer (SRR = 0.17; 0.09–0.37), melanoma (SRR = 0.20; 0.12–0.34), esophagus (SRR = 0.52; 0.49–0.55), stomach (SRR = 0.61; 0.43–0.87), pancreas (SRR = 0.65; 0.45–0.94), kidney and renal pelvis (SRR = 0.68; 0.48–0.97), colon (SRR = 0.79; 0.67–0.94), lung (SRR = 0.82; 0.73–0.94), and Kaposi's sarcoma (SRR = 0.03; 0.00–0.25). These data suggest that Dade Hispanic males have not experienced the cancers traditionally elevated among US Latinos, or those common among non-Hispanics.