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Title: Differences in breast cancer incidence in Australia and England by age, extent of disease and deprivation status: women diagnosed 1980-2002
Authors: Woods LM; O'Connell DL; Lawrence G; Tracey E; Willmore A; Coleman MP
Categories: Cancer Type - Breast Cancer
Cancer Control, Survivorship, and Outcomes Research - Resources and Infrastructure
Keywords: Aged; Women; Australia; breast; cancer; England; Incidence; methods; New South Wales; Wales
Year: 2010
Journal Title: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Volume: 34
Issue: 2
Page number start: 206
Page number end: 213
Abstract: Objective: To compare breast cancer incidence in England and Australia by age, extent of disease and deprivation. Methods: We analysed data for women aged 15-99 years diagnosed with breast cancer in England or Australia during the period 1990-1994, and in West Midlands or New South Wales during the period 1980-2002. We calculated three-year rolling average incidence rates and incidence rates rations (IRR) between West Midlands and New South Wales by age, extent of disease and category of deprivation. Results: Breast cancer incidence was higher in England than in Australia, and in West MIdlands than in New South Wales but bevame more similar over time. Socio-economic difference in incidence were greater in New South Wales than in West Midlands. The most deprived women in West Midlands were diagnosed at a later stage or disease than the most deproved women in New South Wales. Incidence among elderly women was higher in West Midlands than in New South Wales. There were also high proportions of tumours with unknown stage among elderly women in West Midlands. Conclusions: Although the overall incidence of breast cancer is similar, difference by age, extent of disease and deprivation exist. Implications: The underlying reasons for these patterns require further examination.
Programme: Health Services Research
Division: Cancer Research Division
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