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About one-third of Americans (and the same proportion of residents of other relatively wealthy countries) are likely to get a cancer at some time in their lives. We therefore expect all cancers as a group to occur at roughly comparable levels among lawyers and garbage workers, African-Americans and German-Americans, and the residents of particularly polluted and exceptionally clean neighborhoods. It is only in relation to specific malignancies that variation may be great enough to be informative.

Race is classified from hospital records, and Latinos, that is, persons of Spanish-speaking LatinAmerican cultural heritage, are distinguished by comparing the names of all cases with names on the Spanish-surname list maintained by the U. S. Census Bureau. Although this comparison is done irrespective of race, the number of Latino African-Americans in Los Angeles County is small, and Spanishsurnamed Asians (Filipinos) and Pacific Islanders (Guamanians) are separately classified. Census undercounts of minority populations do not exceed 5%.

References are not provided, and the reader who wishes a more detailed discussion of causation is referred to a current textbook of cancer epidemiology (such as that by Schottenfeld and Fraumeni4 or that by Adami, Hunter, and Trichopoulos5). Local Pattern The observed pattern of occurrence within Los Angeles County is then summarized. The incidence is compared to incidence in other populations, and the pattern of occurrence by sex, age, race/ethnicity, and social class is described. The degree to which geographic variation in risk seems to be due to factors other than chance is roughly indicated.

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