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Title: Prostate-specific antigen levels among chinese, malays and indians in singapore from a community-based study
Authors: Chia, S.-E. 
Lau, W.K.
Cheng, C.
Chin, C.M.
Tan, J.
Ho, S.
Keywords: Ethnic groups
Prostate
Singapore
Specific antigen
Issue Date: 2007
Source: Chia, S.-E.,Lau, W.K.,Cheng, C.,Chin, C.M.,Tan, J.,Ho, S. (2007). Prostate-specific antigen levels among chinese, malays and indians in singapore from a community-based study. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 8 (3) : 378-378. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the distribution of prostate-specific antigen levels among Chinese, Malays and Indians in Singapore, taking the effect of age into consideration. The study was carried out as part of the Singapore Prostate Awareness Week from 23-26th February 2004. Men above 50 years old went to four government-restructured hospitals to participate in the study. Participants filled up a questionnaire and provided 5 ml of blood for measurement of PSA levels using the Abbott IMx Total PSA assay (Abbott Laboratories). 3,486 men responded to the study, comprising 92.8% Chinese, 3.0% Malays, 2.5% Indians and 1.8% Others. 92.7% of them had PSA levels of 4 μg/L or less. There were no significant differences (p
Source Title: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/109552
ISSN: 15137368
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