Area Socioeconomic Variations in U.S. Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Stage, Treatment, and Survival, 1975–1999
This monograph analyzes area socioeconomic differentials and trends in incidence, mortality, stage of disease, treatment, and survival for all cancers combined and for six major cancers (lung, colon/rectum, prostate, breast, uterine cervix, and melanoma of the skin) by sex and race/ethnicity in the United States. The analysis of cancer rates and trends by socioeconomic characteristics may shed important light on the potential contribution of major cancer control efforts such as smoking reduction and cancer screening on reducing the cancer burden among the various segments of the U.S. population.
The monograph was published in 2003 by the Surveillance Research Program of the NCI. The monograph is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF), and requires the use of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may use the PDFs to view or print the chapters, or you may order a printed copy of the book.
Monograph Chapters (PDF Files)
- Contents, Foreword, Abstract - 522 KB
- Highlights - 82 KB
- Introduction - 93 KB
- Data and Methods - 1.65 MB
- Incidence and Mortality - 902 KB
- Stage of Disease at Diagnosis - 194 KB
- Treatment (Cancer-Directed Surgery) - 119 KB
- Survival - 188 KB
and Discussion - 232
and Table 7.1 on Page 129* - 55 KB
- References - 132 KB
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Singh GK, Miller BA, Hankey BF, Edwards BK. Area Socioeconomic Variations in U.S. Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Stage, Treatment, and Survival, 1975–1999. NCI Cancer Surveillance Monograph Series, Number 4. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, 2003. NIH Publication No. 03-5417.
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