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Cancer mortality and poverty in Argentina: a geographical correlation study.
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 1994 Apr-May; 3(3):213-8.CE

Abstract

Age-standardized mortality rates of cancer were calculated for the Argentine provinces using deaths from 7 years of registration (1980-1986). Correlations between the geographical distributions of the rates for the main causes of death by cancer were analyzed. The correlations were adjusted for socioeconomic status using an indicator of low socioeconomic level (NBI) as a third variable in a multivariate analysis or stratifying by NBI. Correlations between the distribution of the age-standardized mortality rates in males and females for the same tumor site also were analyzed. Positive intersex correlations were observed for mortality rates of cancers of the colon, liver, pancreas, esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, and bladder. Negative correlations with NBI were observed for cancers of the breast and ovary in females, colon and pancreas in both sexes, and bladder in males. Positive correlations with NBI were observed for cancer of the cervix and for all uterine cancers. After adjusting by NBI, only the correlations between the distributions of cancer of the lung and cancers of the bladder, larynx, and pancreas in males remained statistically significant. The stratified analysis showed changes in the values of many of the correlation indexes by level of NBI. It is concluded that the socioeconomic level, measured by the NBI, is a strong confounder and an effective modifier of many correlations presented.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Oncology Angel H. Roffo, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8019369

Citation

Matos, E L., et al. "Cancer Mortality and Poverty in Argentina: a Geographical Correlation Study." Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention : a Publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, Cosponsored By the American Society of Preventive Oncology, vol. 3, no. 3, 1994, pp. 213-8.
Matos EL, Loria DI, Vilensky M. Cancer mortality and poverty in Argentina: a geographical correlation study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 1994;3(3):213-8.
Matos, E. L., Loria, D. I., & Vilensky, M. (1994). Cancer mortality and poverty in Argentina: a geographical correlation study. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention : a Publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, Cosponsored By the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 3(3), 213-8.
Matos EL, Loria DI, Vilensky M. Cancer Mortality and Poverty in Argentina: a Geographical Correlation Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 1994 Apr-May;3(3):213-8. PubMed PMID: 8019369.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cancer mortality and poverty in Argentina: a geographical correlation study. AU - Matos,E L, AU - Loria,D I, AU - Vilensky,M, PY - 1994/4/1/pubmed PY - 1994/4/1/medline PY - 1994/4/1/entrez KW - Americas KW - Argentina KW - Cancer KW - Causes Of Death KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - Differential Mortality KW - Diseases KW - Economic Factors KW - Geographic Factors KW - Latin America KW - Mortality KW - Neoplasms KW - Population KW - Population Dynamics KW - Poverty KW - Socioeconomic Factors KW - Socioeconomic Status KW - South America SP - 213 EP - 8 JF - Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology JO - Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. VL - 3 IS - 3 N2 - Age-standardized mortality rates of cancer were calculated for the Argentine provinces using deaths from 7 years of registration (1980-1986). Correlations between the geographical distributions of the rates for the main causes of death by cancer were analyzed. The correlations were adjusted for socioeconomic status using an indicator of low socioeconomic level (NBI) as a third variable in a multivariate analysis or stratifying by NBI. Correlations between the distribution of the age-standardized mortality rates in males and females for the same tumor site also were analyzed. Positive intersex correlations were observed for mortality rates of cancers of the colon, liver, pancreas, esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, and bladder. Negative correlations with NBI were observed for cancers of the breast and ovary in females, colon and pancreas in both sexes, and bladder in males. Positive correlations with NBI were observed for cancer of the cervix and for all uterine cancers. After adjusting by NBI, only the correlations between the distributions of cancer of the lung and cancers of the bladder, larynx, and pancreas in males remained statistically significant. The stratified analysis showed changes in the values of many of the correlation indexes by level of NBI. It is concluded that the socioeconomic level, measured by the NBI, is a strong confounder and an effective modifier of many correlations presented. SN - 1055-9965 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8019369/Cancer_mortality_and_poverty_in_Argentina:_a_geographical_correlation_study_ L2 - http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=8019369 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -