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Cancer prevalence and education by cancer site: logistic regression analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20828519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Previously, using the American National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and a logistic regression analysis, we found that upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) cancer is correlated with low socioeconomic status (SES). The objective of this study was to determine if this correlation between low SES and cancer prevalence exists for other cancers.
METHODS: We again used the NHIS and employed education level as our main measure of SES. We controlled for potentially confounding factors, including smoking status and alcohol consumption.
RESULTS: We found that only two cancer subsites shared the pattern of increased prevalence with low education level and decreased prevalence with high education level: UADT cancer and cervical cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: UADT cancer and cervical cancer were the only two cancers identified that had a link between prevalence and lower education level. This raises the possibility that an associated risk factor for the two cancers is causing the relationship between lower education level and prevalence.
Stephanie Johnson; Martin J Corsten; James T McDonald; Michael Gupta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of otolaryngology - head & neck surgery = Le Journal d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico-faciale     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1916-0216     ISO Abbreviation:  J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-10     Completed Date:  2011-02-01     Revised Date:  2013-04-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101479544     Medline TA:  J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  555-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.
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MeSH Terms
Educational Status*
Head and Neck Neoplasms / epidemiology*
Middle Aged
New Brunswick / epidemiology
Regression Analysis
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment / methods*
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / epidemiology*
Young Adult

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