Indigenous gastric cancer high

A literature review by the New Zealand Centre for Public Health Research examined stomach cancer incidence, mortality and survival in indigenous populations, including Indigenous Australians and New Zealand Maori, indigenous peoples from the circumpolar region, Native Americans and Alaskans, as well as the Mapuche peoples in Chile.

It found elevated rates of the cancer in almost all populations, particularly in Inuit living in circumpolar regions and in Maori, with age-standardised incidence rates (ASIR) of up to 30.8