Esophageal Cancer in Croatia (Yugoslavia)
In Croatia esophageal cancer is the fourth most frequent malignant disease of the gastrointestinal tract, after stomach cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Incidence of esophageal cancer in Croatia  in 1975 was 6.0 per 100000 population for males but considerably less for females, with 1.4 per 100000 population. An increase is noted between 1968 and 1975 only in males (Table 1). There are no statistically significant differences in the incidence of esophageal cancer in the different regions of Croatia. According to IARC data for 1976 , the average annual incidence of esophageal cancer for males in Yugoslavia (Croatia and Slovenia) was relatively high in comparison with other European countries.
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