Journal article

Socio-economic status and survival from breast cancer for young, Australian, urban women

Katherine I Morley, Roger L Milne, Graham G Giles, Melissa C Southey, Carmel Apicella, John L Hopper, Kelly-Anne Phillips

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the association between measures of socio-economic status (SES) and breast cancer (BC) survival for young, urban Australian women. METHODS: We used a population-based sample of 1,029 women followed prospectively for a median of 7.9 years. SES was defined by education and area of residence. Hazard ratios (HRs) associated with SES measures were estimated for (i) distant recurrence (DR) and (ii) all-cause mortality as end-points. RESULTS: HRs for area of residence were not significantly different from unity, with or without adjustment for age at diagnosis and education level. The univariable HR estimate of DR for women with university education compared with women with in..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the study participants and their families for then involvement in the Australian Breast Cancer Family Study, as well as Judi Maskiell and Maggie Angelakos for study co-ordination and data management, and Eva Fenwick for data extraction This study was specifically funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHM RC) ofAustiiilia The Australian Breast Cancel Family Study was supported by the NHMRC, the New South Wales Cancer Council, the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, and the United States National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (under RFA #CA-95-003), as part of the Breast Cancer Family Registries, and through co-operative agreements with the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Huntsman Cancel Institute, Columbia University, Northern California Cancer Center, Cancer Care Ontario, and the University of Melbourne KIM is supported by a NHMRC Post-doctoral Training Fellowship (520452). KAP is the Cancer Council Victoria, Dr John Colebatch Clinical Research Fellow JLH is a NHMRC Australia Fellow