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  1. Breast carcinoma survival analysis for African American and white women in an equal-access health care system.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. New York, NY, USA, 1996/11/19.

    BACKGROUND

    This retrospective review of breast carcinoma cases in the Department of Defense (DoD) Central Tumor Registry evaluated differences in survival patterns between African American and white women treated in U.S. military health care facilities.

    The study examined the effects of age, stage of cancer, tumor size, grade, lymph node involvement, waiting time between diagnosis and first treatment, marital status, military dependent status, alcc hol usage, tobacco usage, and family history of cancer.

    METHOD

    Researchers reviewed the tumor registry records of 6577 women (5879 whites and 698 African Americans) diagnosed with breastcarcinoma.

    The patients

    Ages 19-97 years, were diagnosed between 1975 and 1994.

    A hazard ratio (relative risk of mortality) model compared African American and. white patients, adjusting for various combinations of covariates ; impact of independent variables on the risk of death ; prognostic factors significantly associated with survival ; disease free and overall su'ii

    A P value (2-sided) of less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant.

    RESULTS

    After adjustment for age, the risk of death was 1.45 (95% confidence interval ICII, 1.20-1.76) times greater for African American women than for white women.

    Adjustment for stage reduced the risk to 1.41 (95% Cl, 1.16-1. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome, Glande mammaire, Survie, Facteur risque, Pronostic, Négroïde, Noir américain, Caucasoïde, Race, Etude comparative, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Mammary gland, Survival, Risk factor, Prognosis, Negroid, Black American, Caucasoid, Race, Comparative study, United States, North America, America, Human, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland diseases

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    Cote : 98-0204853

    Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 11/09/1998.