The late-stage diagnosis of colorectal cancer: Demographic and socioeconomic factors Journal Article

Authors: Mandelblatt, J.; Andrews, H.; Kao, R.; Wallace, R.; Kerner, J.
Article Title: The late-stage diagnosis of colorectal cancer: Demographic and socioeconomic factors
Abstract: Objectives, This study described factors related to colorectal cancer stage at diagnosis. Methods. Logistic regression analyses were used on data from the New York State Tumor Registry and US Census area level social class indicators. Results. After the effects of other predictors were controlled for, the odds of late-stage Cancer increased as age decreased; women and African Americans were signif-cantly more likely to have late stage than men and whites; and individu-al living in areas of low socioeconomic status (SES) were significantly more likely to be diagnosed at late stage than those living in higher SES areas. Stratified analyses showed that living in a low SES area was the most important determinant of stage for all age, race, gender, and source-of-care groups. Conclusions. While al populations would benefit form the systematic use of screening, socioeconomically disadvantaged groups may also benefit form targeted screening.
Keywords: adult; aged; aged, 80 and over; middle aged; major clinical study; cancer staging; cancer diagnosis; neoplasm staging; colorectal cancer; logistic models; colorectal neoplasms; statistical analysis; sex difference; race difference; ethnic group; socioeconomics; socioeconomic factors; caucasian; negro; humans; human; male; female; article
Journal Title: American Journal of Public Health
Volume: 86
Issue: 12
ISSN: 0090-0036
Publisher: American Public Health Association  
Date Published: 1996-12-01
Start Page: 1794
End Page: 1797
Language: English
PUBMED: 9003140
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC1380736
DOI: 10.2105/ajph.86.12.1794
Notes: Article -- Export Date: 22 November 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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