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  1. Factors predicting stage of breast cancer at diagnosis in middle aged and elderly women : the role of living arrangements.

    Article - En anglais

    We examined whether sociodemographic, health, and psychosocial factors predict stage at diagnosis in 444 women aged 55-84 with newly diagnosed, microscopically confirmed breast cancer.

    Stage was defined as local or advanced (regional or remote).

    One of the most interesting predictors of disease stage was living arrangement.

    The odds of being diagnosed with advanced disease were twice as great among women living with a spouse than among women living alone (95% CL=1.16, 3.35), after adjusting for the effects of age, body mass index, income, comorbid conditions, smoking, and group membership.

    For those living with someone other than a spouse, the odds of advanced disease were 1.7 times greater than among those living alone (95% CL=0.96, 3.06).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Prédiction, Tumeur maligne, Vieillard, Homme, Michigan, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Stade clinique, Diagnostic, Glande mammaire, Glande mammaire pathologie, Femelle, Epidémiologie, Environnement social, Statut conjugal, Mode de vie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prediction, Malignant tumor, Elderly, Human, Michigan, United States, North America, America, Clinical stage, Diagnosis, Mammary gland, Mammary gland diseases, Female, Epidemiology, Social environment, Marital status, Life habit

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0517066

    Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 199406.