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REGSTATTOOLS: freeware statistical tools for the analysis of disease population databases used in health and social studies

  • Laura Esteban1,
  • Ramon Clèries1, 2Email author,
  • Jordi Gálvez1,
  • Laura Pareja1,
  • Josep Maria Escribà1,
  • Xavier Sanz1,
  • Ángel Izquierdo3,
  • Jaume Galcerán4 and
  • Josepa Ribes1, 2
BMC Public Health201313:201

Received: 24 July 2012

Accepted: 27 February 2013

Published: 7 March 2013

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Original Submission
24 Jul 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
27 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Dora Loria
19 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Brenda K Edwards
21 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Ramon Cleries
Resubmission - Version 2
21 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
29 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Dora Loria
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
27 Feb 2013 Editorially accepted
7 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-201

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Authors’ Affiliations

Cancer Registry of Catalonia, Plan for Oncology of the Catalan Government, IDIBELL, Hospital Duran i Reynals
Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Barcelona
Epidemiology Unit and Cancer Registry of Girona, Institut Català d’Oncologia (ICO)
Tarragona Cancer Registry. Foundation Society for Cancer research and Prevention, Pere Virgili Health Research Institute