Journal article

Mapping Cancer incidence across Western Victoria: the association with age, accessibility, and socioeconomic status among men and women

Stephanie P Cowdery, Muhammad A Sajjad, Kara L Holloway-Kew, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Lana J Williams, Mark A Kotowicz, Patricia M Livingston, Mustafa Khasraw, Sharon Hakkennes, Trisha L Dunning, Susan Brumby, Richard S Page, Alasdair G Sutherland, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Michael Berk, David Campbell, Julie A Pasco

BMC CANCER | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cancer is a leading burden of disease in Australia and worldwide, with incidence rates varying with age, sex and geographic location. As part of the Ageing, Chronic Disease and Injury study, we aimed to map the incidence rates of primary cancer diagnoses across western Victoria and investigate the association of age, accessibility/remoteness index of Australia (ARIA) and area-level socioeconomic status (SES) with cancer incidence. METHODS: Data on cancer incidence in the study region were extracted from the Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) for men and women aged 40+ years during 2010-2013, inclusive. The age-adjusted incidence rates (per 10,000 population/year), as well as specifi..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Principal research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The study was funded by the Western Alliance Academic Health Science Centre, a partnership for research collaboration between Deakin University, Federation University and 13 health service providers operating across western Victoria. Funding is provided for research in line with the Western Alliance's vision, mission and principles. They provided no other role in this study. LJW and SLB-O are supported by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowships (1064272, and 1107510, respectively). KLH-K is supported by an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and SPC and MAS are supported by an IMPACT Strategic Research Centre (Deakin University) scholarship. MB is supported by an NHMRC Principal research Fellowship (1059660 and APP1156072).