of brain tumors: the national survey of intracranial neoplasms
Walker AE, Robins M, Weinfeld FD
A national survey, based on a probability sample of patients admitted to
short-term hospitals in the United States during 1973 to 1974 with a discharge
diagnosis of an intracranial neoplasm, was conducted in 157 hospitals.
The annual incidence was estimated at 17,000 for primary intracranial neoplasms
and 17,400 for secondary intracranial neoplasms--8.2 and 8.3 per 100,000 US
Rates of primary intracranial neoplasms increased steadily with advancing
The age-adjusted rates were higher among men than among women (8.5 versus 7.9
However, although men were more susceptible to gliomas and neuronomas, incidence
rates for meningiomas and pituitary adenomas were higher among women.
PMID: 3969210 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]