This study described factors related to colorectal cancer stage at diagnosis.
Logistic regression analyses were used on data from the New York State Tumor Registry and US Census area-level social class indicators.
After the effects of other predictors were controlled for, the odds of late-stage cancer increased as age decreased ; women and African Americans were significantly more likely to have late stage than men and Whites ; and individuals living in areas of low socioeconomic status (SES) were significanfly 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.
While all populations would benefit from the systematic use of screening, socioeconomically disadvantaged groups may also benefit from targeted screening.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Côlon, Rectum, Diagnostic, Stade clinique, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Démographie, Statut socioéconomique, Homme, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Côlon pathologie, Rectum pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Colon, Rectum, Diagnosis, Clinical stage, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Demography, Socioeconomic status, Human, New York, United States, North America, America, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Colonic disease, Rectal disease
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Code Inist : 002B13B01. Création : 21/05/1997.