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COUNTY AND CENSUS TRACT SOCIOECONOMIC ATTRIBUTES OF ESOPHAGEAL ADENOCARCINOMA CASES SEER 15 (2000-2007)

dc.contributor.advisorSaksvig, Brit Ien_US
dc.contributor.authorGhazarian, Armen Alexen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-06T06:01:03Z
dc.date.available2011-07-06T06:01:03Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/11571
dc.description.abstractEsophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) incidence rates have increased among U.S. men. We examined associations between area-level socioeconomic attributes and stage at diagnosis, an important prognostic predictor of survival time. Logistic regression models were developed to estimate odds ratios (OR) adjusted for age, race, gender and year of diagnosis and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for localized and regional versus distant stage by census tract and county level socioeconomic attributes. At the county level, a high percent of foreign born population was associated with distant stage EAC: >15.4%-26.6%, (OR=1.15, 95% CI: 1.04-1.28) and >26.6% (OR 1.16, 95% CI: 1.03-1.31). Median household income from $40.8-$45.6K (OR=1.14, 95% CI: 1.01-1.28) was also associated with distant stage EAC. Conversely, residence in an urban county was associated with localized or regional stage EAC (OR=0.90, 95% CI: 0.82-0.98). Findings regarding area level disparities in EAC stage may inform cancer control efforts.en_US
dc.titleCOUNTY AND CENSUS TRACT SOCIOECONOMIC ATTRIBUTES OF ESOPHAGEAL ADENOCARCINOMA CASES SEER 15 (2000-2007)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentEpidemiology and Biostatisticsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEpidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPublic Healthen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledArea Socioeconomic Statusen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCanceren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCensus Tracten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEsophageal Adenocarcinomaen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSEER 15en_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledStage of Diagnosisen_US


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