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Eur J Cancer. 2008 Sep;44(14):2018-29. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2008.06.012. Epub 2008 Jul 28.

Social inequality and incidence of and survival from male genital cancer in a population-based study in Denmark, 1994-2003.

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Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Strandboulevarden 49, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark. marsaa@cancer.dk

Abstract

We investigated the effects of socioeconomic, demographic and health-related indicators on the incidence of and survival from prostate and testicular cancer diagnosed 1994-2003 with follow-up through 2006 in Denmark using information from nationwide registers. The analyses were based on data on 8279 men with prostate cancer and 1770 with testicular cancer in a cohort of 3.22 million persons born between 1925 and 1973 and aged >or=30 years. We found that men with higher education and the highest disposable income had the highest incidence of prostate cancer. The 1-year and 5-year relative survival after prostate cancer were best amongst men of the highest socioeconomic position. We found no substantial social gradients in the incidence of or survival from testicular cancer.

PMID:
18667299
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejca.2008.06.012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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