The survival rates of patients with cancer by socioeconomic status (SES) has never been investigated in the Netherlands, a country characterized by good general access to health care services.
The association between socioeconomic status and survival from cancer of the lung (n=4591), breast (n=3928), colorectum (n=3558), prostate (n=1484), and stomach (n=1455) was studied, and the impact of some prognostic factors (stage at diagnosis, histologic type, and treatment) on this association was assessed.
Subjects were patients who were diagnosed from 1980 to 1989 and included in the population-based Eindhoven Cancer Registry in the Southeastern Netherlands.
The patients were classified by socioeconomic status based on their postal code of residence at the time of diagnosis (3 or 5 categories).
Socioeconomic variation in survival from a number of common cancer sites exists in the Netherlands, despite the fairly equal access to health care services for different socioeconomic groups.
Most of the variation could not be explained by the differential distribution of stage, histologic type, and treatment across SES categories.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Appareil digestif, Prostate, Glande mammaire, Bronchopulmonaire, Homme, Pronostic, Survie, Statut économique, Pays Bas, Europe, Appareil digestif pathologie, Glande mammaire pathologie, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Prostate pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Digestive system, Prostate, Mammary gland, Bronchopulmonary, Human, Prognosis, Survival, Economic status, Netherlands, Europe, Digestive diseases, Mammary gland diseases, Male genital diseases, Prostate disease, Respiratory disease
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Cote : 95-0564954
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 01/03/1996.