Journal article

Class III Obesity and Other Factors Associated with Longer Wait Times for Endometrial Cancer Surgery: A Population-Based Study

Andrea N Simpson, Rinku Sutradhar, Sarah E Ferguson, Deborah Robertson, Stephanie Y Cheng, Nancy N Baxter

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada | ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of class III obesity (body mass index >40 kg/m2) on wait times for endometrial cancer surgery in Ontario, as well as other factors that influence wait time. METHODS: We performed a population-based cross-sectional study evaluating diagnosis-to-surgery time for women with endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the endometrium, during the period of 2006 to 2015, using linked administrative databases. Wait time differences between women with and without class III obesity were evaluated using a Wilcoxon rank-sum test. A multivariable generalized linear model under a generalized estimating equations approach was used to evaluate patient factors (i.e., obesity, age, comor..

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