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released: 2 Dec 2003 author: AIHW media release

This study was commissioned by the Department of Veterans' Affairs and has investigated the incidence rates of cancer among Australian male veterans of the Korean War between 1982 and 1999 and compared these with the incidence rates over the same period for male members of the general Australian population of the same age.

ISBN 978 1 74024 317 9; Cat. no. PHE 48; 76pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (524K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Letters of transmittal
    • Contents
    • Lists of tables and figures
    • Acknowledgements
    • Executive summary (separate 111K PDF)
  • Sections
    1. Introduction and background (363K PDF)
      1. Overview of the Korean War and Australia's involvement
      2. Health and environmental threats
      3. Objectives of the study
      4. Study organisation and administration
      5. Structure of this report
    2. Data and methodology (283K PDF)
      1. Data sources
      2. Study methods
    3. Findings (326K PDF)
      1. Observed cancers in Korean War veterans
      2. Korean War veterans' cancer experience compared to the Australian community
      3. Contribution of smoking to smoking-related cancers
      4. Cancer in veterans by type of Service
      5. Korean War veterans cancer incidence by Service type and duration of service
      6. Cancer mortality of Korean War veterans
    4. Conclusions (109K PDF)
    5. Future directions (107K PDF)
  • End matter (193K PDF)
    • Appendixes
      1. Calculation of estimated cancer rates for varying levels of smoking prevalence
      2. Membership of the Study Consultative Committee
      3. Membership of the Study Scientific Advisory Committee
      4. Study protocol
      5. Project staff
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2003. Cancer incidence study 2003: Australian veterans of the Korean War. Cat. no. PHE 48. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467537>.

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