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Associations between area-level deprivation, rural residence, physician density, screening policy and late-stage colorectal cancer in Canada

TitleAssociations between area-level deprivation, rural residence, physician density, screening policy and late-stage colorectal cancer in Canada
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsBlair, A., and Datta G. D.
JournalCancer Epidemiology
Volume64
Pages1 - 7
Keywordsarea deprivation, cancer staging, colorectal cancer, health disparities, organised screening, physician density, social determinants of health
Abstract

{Background Important social disparities in colorectal screening exist in Canada. Few studies have assessed disparities further along the cancer control continuum. Here we assess the associations between social and material deprivation, physician density, rural residence, and the absence of provincial mail-based screening programs and colorectal cancer (CRC) stage at diagnosis. Methods Colorectal cancer cases and stage data ("local or regional" if stage 0, I, or II, "late" if stage III or IV) were obtained through the Canadian Cancer Registry (2011-2015

URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187778211930164X
DOI10.1016/j.canep.2019.101654
Document URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187778211930164X/pdfft?md5=1a1f69389fca59692c4d8030dcbb40ca&pid=1-s2.0-S187778211930164X-main.pdf