Descriptive Epidemiology

Primary polycythemia (PP) has not been routinely recorded as a "malignant condition" in many cancer registries and much of its descriptive epidemiology is based on special surveys, some of which inevitably rely on very small case numbers.

One such study from Malmo suggests a crude incidence rate of 5 per 100,000 per year with roughly equal distribution

Table 2-4. Rare Chronic Leukemias: Crude Incidence Rates from Special Survey 1984-1993 (unpublished data)a

HCL ET PP MF

Age Groups Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female

HCL ET PP MF

Age Groups Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female

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