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

Kristoffer Marså, Nina Føns Johnsen, Pernille Envold Bidstrup, Christine Tind Johannesen-Henry, Søren Friis

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer
    Volume44
    Issue number14
    Pages (from-to)2018-29
    Number of pages12
    ISSN0959-8049
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

    Keywords

    • Adult
    • Aged
    • Cohort Studies
    • Demography
    • Denmark/epidemiology
    • Humans
    • Incidence
    • Male
    • Mass Screening
    • Middle Aged
    • Prostatic Neoplasms/epidemiology
    • Socioeconomic Factors
    • Survival Analysis
    • Testicular Neoplasms/epidemiology

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