Prevalence of cervical cancer and associated mortality in Grenada, 2000-2010

A. Bahadoor-Yetman, L. Riley, A. Gibbons, P. J. Fields, V. Mapp-Alexander, R. Hage, A. Baldwin

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Objective. To assess cervical cancer prevalence and associated mortality in Grenada, West Indies during 2000-2010. Methods. Records of visits to hospital and clinical facilities were obtained from the histopathology laboratory of the Grenada General Hospital. Records were de-identified and electroni-cally compiled. Cervical cancer prevalence was assessed via cross-sectional analysis of this secondary data. Of a total 12 012 records, 2 527 were selected for analysis using sampling without replacement. Cases were matched to corresponding patient data from death registries, where possible, and used to calculate associated mortality rates. Results. The observed prevalence of cervical cancer was 52.4 per 100 000 women (ages 15 and above). The highest rates of cervical cancer occurred in the 35-44 age group, with the second highest among 45-64-year-olds. A total of 65 deaths were attributable to cervical cancer during 2000-2010, more than 50% of which were among women > 65 years old. The observed mortality rate was 16.7 per 100 000, almost twice the rate estimated by WHO for the region. Conclusions. This study demonstrates the need for a comprehensive cervical cancer-screening program in Grenada. Results should contribute to informing future studies on how to appropriately generate and execute public health policy for education, screening, prevention, and control of cervical cancer in Grenada.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-199
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2016


  • Cervix uteri
  • Grenada
  • Papillomavirus infections
  • Public health policy
  • Squamous intraepithelial lesions of the cervix
  • Uterine cervical diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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