TITLE

Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in cancer mortality in Barcelona: 1992-2003

AUTHOR(S)
Puigpinós, Rosa; Borrell, Carme; Antunes, José Leopoldo Ferreira; Azlor, Enric; Pasarín, M Isabel; Serral, Gemma; Pons-Vigués, Mariona; Rodríguez-Sanz, Maica; Fernández, Esteve
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
BMC Public Health;2009, Vol. 9, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: The objective of this study was to assess trends in cancer mortality by educational level in Barcelona from 1992 to 2003. Methods: The study population comprised Barcelona inhabitants aged 20 years or older. Data on cancer deaths were supplied by the system of information on mortality. Educational level was obtained from the municipal census. Age-standardized rates by educational level were calculated. We also fitted Poisson regression models to estimate the relative index of inequality (RII) and the Slope Index of Inequalities (SII). All were calculated for each sex and period (1992-1994, 1995-1997, 1998-2000, and 2001-2003). Results: Cancer mortality was higher in men and women with lower educational level throughout the study period. Less-schooled men had higher mortality by stomach, mouth and pharynx, oesophagus, larynx and lung cancer. In women, there were educational inequalities for cervix uteri, liver and colon cancer. Inequalities of overall and specific types of cancer mortality remained stable in Barcelona; although a slight reduction was observed for some cancers. Conclusion: This study has identified those cancer types presenting the greatest inequalities between men and women in recent years and shown that in Barcelona there is a stable trend in inequalities in the burden of cancer.
ACCESSION #
51511375

 

Related Articles

  • Poor have greater risk of dying after cancer.  // Hospice Management Advisor;Oct2008, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p118 

    The article focuses on a study about the survival and stages of cancer which discovered that poor people have greater risk of dying after cancer than people with higher socioeconomic status. The researcher examined the medical records of 13, 598 cancer patients in 1997 in seven states in the...

  • Social Factors, Treatment, and Survival in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Greenwald, Howard P.; Polissar, Nayak L.; Borgatta, Edgar F.; McCorkle, Ruth; Goodman, Gary // American Journal of Public Health;Nov98, Vol. 88 Issue 11, p1681 

    Objectives. This study assessed the importance of socioeconomic status, race, and likelihood of receiving surgery in explaining mortality among patients with stage-I non-small cell lung cancer. Methods. Analyses focused on Black and White individuals 75 years of age and younger (n = 5189)...

  • Radiation oncology.  // Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Aug97 Supplement, Vol. 20, pS82 

    Presents an abstract of the research manuscript `Socioeconomic status and cancer survival in Ontario,' by W.J. Mackillop et al.

  • In numbers: Cancer deaths.  // GP: General Practitioner;11/24/2014, p6 

    The article reports on decrease in death rate of individuals aged under 75 due to cancer in Great Britain and mentions that death from cancers in digestive, respiratory and intrathoracic organs were the most common in men and women.

  • Survivors of Wilms Tumor remain at risk for death due to late effects.  // Hem/Onc Today;3/25/2009, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p29 

    The article discusses a study, published in a 2009 issue of "Journal of Clinical Oncology," which examined the risk for death of patients who survive Wilms Tumor.

  • Non-parametric comparison of relative versus cause-specific survival in Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) programme breast cancer patients. Gamel, J.W.; Vogel, R.L. // Statistical Methods in Medical Research;Oct2001, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p339 

    Cancer-related mortality can be measured by two dissimilar methods: cause-specific survival (based on mortality attributed to a specific cause), and relative survival (based on mortality relative to a matched cohort). We used both methods to determine actuarial survival in a population of 119502...

  • Untangling Differences in Cancer Mortality Rates: A Closer Look at Race and Education. Wacholder, Sholom // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;9/19/2007, Vol. 99 Issue 18, p1356 

    The article reflects on the untangling differences in cancer mortality rates. The section focuses on a report made by J. D. Albano and colleagues that draws association between education and cancer mortality overall and for the most common sites among white men and women and among black men and...

  • Fraction of normal remaining life span: A new method for expressing survival in cancer. Vaidya, Jayant S. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);06/07/97, Vol. 314 Issue 7095, p1682 

    Discusses a method for calculating a cancer patient's survival curve. Conventional method of using time between diagnosis and last follow up or death to denote survival time; Illustration of new concept using database of breast cancer patients in Bombay, India; Comparison between conventional...

  • Serum alpha-carotene inversely associated with death from cancer, all causes. Fisher, Stacey L.; Harris, Jason // Hem/Onc Today;5/25/2011, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p30 

    The article discusses a study on the inverse association of increasing levels of serum alpha-carotene and rates of death due to cancer and all-cause mortality among patients of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics