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Social Determinants of Health and 5-year Survival of Colorectal Cancer
- Heidarnia, Mohammad Ali (Department of Community Medicine and Health, Medical School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Monfared, Esmat Davoudi (Department of Community Medicine and Health, Medical School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Akbari, Mohammad Esmail (Cancer Research Centre, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Yavari, Parvin (Department of Community Medicine and Health, Medical School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Amanpour, Farzaneh (Department of Biostatistics, Paramedical sciences faculty, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Mohseni, Maryam (Department of Community Medicine and Health, Medical School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences)
- Published : 2013.09.30
Background: Early in the 21st century, cancers are the second cause of death worldwide. Colon cancer is third most common cancer and one of the few amenable to early diagnosis and treatment. Evaluation of factors affecting this cancer is important to increase survival time. Some of these factors affecting all diseases including cancer are social determinants of health. According to the importance of this disease and relation with these factors, this study was conducted to assess the relationship between social determinants of health and colon cancer survival. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional, descriptive study for patients with colon cancer registered in the Cancer Research Center of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, from April 2005 to November 2006, performed using questionnaires filled by telephone interview with patients (if patients had died, with family members). Data was analyzed with SPSS software (version 19) for descriptive analysis and STATA software for survival analysis including log rank test and three step Cox Proportional Hazard regression. Results: Five hundred fifty nine patients with ages ranging from 23 to 88 years with mean
Social determinant of health;colorectal cancer;survival;Iran
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