Epidemiological profile of esophageal cancer mortality in Rio Grande do Sul and its health Regions


  • Victor Antonio Kuiava University of Passo Fundo
  • Ana Thereza Perin University of Passo Fundo
  • Richard Ricachenevsky Gurski Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Carlos Augusto Scussel Madalosso Gastrobese Clinic
  • Lisia Hoppe University of Passo Fundo
  • Daniel Navarini University of Passo Fundo


Esophageal cancer, epidemiology, mortality


Introduction: Malignant esophageal neoplasia is a rare tumor, but it has high morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis and intensive treatment associated with surgical approach remains the best treatment for the disease. Its epidemiology is extremely diverse in the world, even in the same country.

Methodology: This was a retrospective analysis made from 2000-2015, analyzing the mortality rates of malignant esophageal neoplasia in the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS) in its 30 Health Regions and in Brazil. The mortality data were collected in the Mortality Information System (SIM) and the population data in the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

Results: The esophageal cancer mortality rate was 8.61 (95% CI, 8.49-8.73) per 100,000 inhabitants in RS, while the national rate was 3.66 (95% CI, 3, 49- 3.82), with a significant difference (p <0.0001). The regional distribution was variable, and the West Border region presented the highest rate, 12.91 (95% CI, 12.05-13.77). However, even regions with lower mortality presented twice as much deaths than the national rate. Mortality increased with aging, with the oldest age groups (≥80 years) presenting 69.62 (95% CI, 64.9-74) deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

Conclusion: Esophageal neoplasia is still a very serious condition in the state of RS, being associated with an almost 3-fold higher mortality rate compared to the national rate. Even within the state different epidemiological patterns are found.

Keywords: Esophageal cancer; epidemiology; mortality


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Kuiava VA, Perin AT, Gurski RR, Madalosso CAS, Hoppe L, Navarini D. Epidemiological profile of esophageal cancer mortality in Rio Grande do Sul and its health Regions. Clin Biomed Res [Internet]. 1º de novembro de 2018 [citado 20º de março de 2023];38(3). Disponível em: https://seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/hcpa/article/view/84096



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