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A. Musah, J.E. Gibson, J. Leonardi-Bee, M.R. Cave, E.L. Ander and F. Bath-Hextall Regional variations of basal cell carcinoma incidence in the U.K. using The Health Improvement Network database (2004–10) British Journal of Dermatology 169

Article first published online: 31 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/bjd.12446

What's already known about this topic?

  • The incidence rate of basal cell carcinoma in the U.K. is high compared with other types of nonmelanoma skin cancers.
  • Risk factors include exposure to ultraviolet radiation through sunlight or tanning beds, and age and ethnicity.
  • Incidence in the younger population is rising, although incidence increases after 40 years of age.

What does this study add?

  • These findings provide novel estimates for regional incidence rates across the U.K.
  • They also provide novel estimates for levels of socioeconomic deprivation in the U.K.

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