Americans living in poverty experience a higher incidence of and greater mortality from cancer than the nonpoor.
At least 50% of the difference in mortality is believed to be due to delay in diagnosis, although risk-promoting lifestyles and behaviors also contribute to decreased survival.
A potential exacerbating factor among the poor is inadequate information and knowledge about cancer and its treatment.
Interviews were conducted with 128 cancer patients from a socioeconomically disadvantaged population to assess knowledge of cancer and its treatment and to evaluate care-seeking behaviors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Homme, Croyance, Statut socioéconomique, Epidémiologie, Information, Connaissance, Indiana, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Evaluation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Human, Belief, Socioeconomic status, Epidemiology, Information, Knowledge, Indiana, United States, North America, America, Evaluation
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0162297
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.