Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine Thalassemia & Hemoglobinopathy Research Center Health Research Institute Shahid Baghaei the 2nd Hospital Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences

2 Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

3 Preventing Psychosocial Damage Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.

4 Department of Epidemiology, Health School. Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.


We aimed to produce mapping geographical distribution patterns of skin cancer incidence with relation to geographical-climatic factors in Khuzestan province; 2009-2013. It was a descriptive and analytical study which has done on province; 2009-2013 information from all the patients who's were registered under cancer registry population based in Khuzestan. Data analyses were performed by using SPSS (version 16), independent t-test, Kruskai-Wallis test, and analysis of variance. Climatic factors mapping was performed using Arc GIS.ver10.3. Number of 2656 skin cancer patients were found from cancer registry population based in Khuzestan province. Average age of patients were 61.35±23.17 years old and percentage of Male and female was as 60.4% and 39.6% respectively. Cumulative incidence of skin cancer (5 years) among the population was 58.61/100000. Highest annual incidence was 12.76/100000 in 2010 and lowest incidence was 10.6/100000 in 2011. The relationship between skin cancer incidence and the cities of Khuzestan province was significant (p=0.04). The hot spots for skin cancer incidence in Khuzestan province were Behbahan, Ahvaz, Masjedsoleiman, Izeh, and Andimeshk. cancer skin incidence was not similar in different areas of Khuzestan province that in addition to demographic aspects, can be due to geographical and climatic factors. Therefore, it is recommended to conduct more studies on epidemiology and etiology to identify risk factors in different areas.


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