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Revista Facultad Nacional de Salud Pública

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HERRERA-PAMPLONA, Kyara; COGOLLO-MILANES, Zuleima  and  ALVIS-ESTRADA, Luis Reinaldo. Cancer mortality associated with cigarette consumption in the colombian caribbean 2009-2013. Rev. Fac. Nac. Salud Pública [online]. 2019, vol.37, n.2, pp.116-124. ISSN 0120-386X.


To estimate the mortality attributable to cigarette consumption in the Colombian Caribbean during the years 2009-2013.


retrospective descriptive ecological study. The number of deaths was obtained from the National Administrative Department of Statistics. The proportion and deaths attributable to smoking were estimated from the population etiological fraction, using a method dependent on prevalence of consumption. Potential years of life lost (3% discount) were calculated. The information was analyzed in Excel and Epitat 4.1 programs.


There were 964 deaths (method i), 1375 deaths (method ii) and 94 deaths (method iii). Cancer of the trachea, lungs and bronchi was the neoplasia that most contributed to this mortality. A total of 17715 potential years of life were lost (7745 in men, 9970 in women).


Tobacco use contributes significantly to cancer mortality and increases in potential years of life lost.

Keywords : mortality; cancer; tobacco use; potential years of life lost.

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