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Cancer mortality inequalities in urban areas: a Bayesian small area analysis in Spanish cities

Rosa Puigpinós-Riera123*, Marc Marí-Dell'Olmo12, Mercè Gotsens12, Carme Borrell124, Gemma Serral12, Carlos Ascaso3, Montse Calvo5, Antonio Daponte26, Felicitas M Domínguez-Berjón7, Santiago Esnaola5, Ana Gandarillas8, Gonzalo López-Abente9, Carmen M Martos1011, Miguel A Martínez-Beneito10, Agustín Montes-Martínez122, Imanol Montoya5, Andreu Nolasco13, Isabel M Pasarín124, Maica Rodríguez-Sanz12, Marc Sáez142 and Pablo Sánchez-Villegas6

Author Affiliations

1 Servei de Sistemes d'Informació Sanitaria, Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

2 CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Parc de Recerca Biomédica de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

3 Departament de Salut Pública, Facultat de Medicina, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

4 Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

5 Estudios e investigación Sanitaria, Departamento de Sanidad y Consumo. Gobierno Vasco, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

6 Observatorio de Salud y Medio Ambiente de Andalucía (OSMAN), Area de Salud Pública y Protección de la Salud, Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública, Granada, Spain

7 Servicio de Informes de Salud y Estudios, Instituto de Salud Pública, Dirección General de Salud Pública y Alimentación, Consejería de Sanidad, Comunidad de Madrid

8 Servicio de Epidemiologia, Dirección General de Atención Primaria, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

9 Area de Epidemiología Ambiental y Cáncer, Centro Nacional de Epidemiología, Madrid, Spain

10 Area de Desigualdades en Salud, Centro Superior de Investigación en Salud Pública de Valencia, Spain

11 Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud, Aragón, Spain

12 Departamento de Medicina Preventiva e Saude Pública, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

13 Unitat d'Investigació en Anàlisi de la Mortalitat i Estadística Sanitaria, Departament d'Infermeria Comunitària, Medecina Preventiva i Salut Pública i Història de la Ciencia, Universitat d'Alacant, Spain

14 Research Group on Statistics, Applied Economics and Health (GRECS), University of Girona, Spain

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International Journal of Health Geographics 2011, 10:27  doi:10.1186/1476-072X-10-27

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Received:15 April 2011
Accepted:15 April 2011
Published:15 April 2011

© 2011 Puigpinós-Riera et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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After publication of this work [1] it was brought to our attention that the map of Barcelona in Figure two (figure 1 here) was reversed. The final correct Figure is presented here.

thumbnailFigure 1. (Figure two in original manuscript): Cancer mortality (smoothed Standardized Mortality Ratios) by census tract in men (top) and women (bottom) in Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, Córdoba and Vigo.

We regret any inconvenience that this inaccuracy may have caused.


  1. Puigpinós-Riera , et al.: Cancer mortality inequalities in urban areas: a Bayesian small area analysis in Spanish cities.

    International Journal of Health Geographics 2011, 10:6. PubMed Abstract | BioMed Central Full Text | PubMed Central Full Text OpenURL