Journal article

Differences in cancer survival by remoteness of residence: an analysis of data from a population-based cancer registry

Nina Afshar, Dallas R English, James A Chamberlain, Tony Blakely, Vicky Thursfield, Helen Farrugia, Graham G Giles, Roger L Milne

Cancer Causes & Control | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: Cancer survival is generally lower for rural compared with urban residents, but findings have been inconsistent. We aimed to assess inequalities in cancer survival by remoteness of residence in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: Incident cancer cases diagnosed in 2001-2015 with 30 cancer types (n = 331,302) were identified through the Victorian Cancer Registry and followed to the end of 2015 through death registries. Five-year net survival was estimated using the Pohar-Perme method and differences assessed by excess mortality rate ratios (EMRRs) using Poisson regression, adjusting for sex, age and year of diagnosis. EMRRs adjusted for socio-economic disadvantage were also estimated. RESU..

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