- Volume 16 Issue 8
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Application of a Network Scale-up Method to Estimate the Size of Population of Breast, Ovarian/Cervical, Prostate and Bladder Cancers
- Haghdoost, Ali Akbar (Regional Knowledge Hub, and WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV Surveillance, Kerman University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Baneshi, Mohammad Reza (Research Center for Modeling in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Haji-Maghsoodi, Saeedeh (Research Center for Social Determinants of Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Molavi-Vardanjani, Hossein (Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences) ;
- Mohebbi, Elham (Research Center for Modeling in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences)
- Published : 2015.04.29
Network scale up (NSU) is a novel approach to estimate parameters in hard to reach populations through asking people the number of individuals they know in their active social network. Although the method have been used in hidden populations, advantages of NSU indicate that exploration of applicability to disease like cancer might be feasible. The aim of this study was to assess the application of NSU to estimate the size of the population of breast, ovarian/cervical, prostate, and bladder cancers in the South-east of Iran. A total of 3,052 (99% response rate) Kermanian people were interviewed in 2012-2013. Based on NSU, participants were asked about if they know any people on their social network who suffered from breast, ovarian/cervical, prostate, and bladder cancers, if yes, they should enumerate them. A total of 1,650 persons living with four types of cancers (breast, ovary/cervix, prostate, and bladder) were identified by the respondents. Totally, the prevalence of people living with the four types of cancers was 228.4 per 100,000 Kermanian inhabitants. The most prevalent cancer was breast cancer, at 168.9 per 100,000, followed by prostate cancer with 116.9, ovarian/cervical cancer with 99.8, and bladder cancer with 36.3 per 100000 Kerman city population. NSU values provide a usable but not very precise way of estimating the size of subpopulations in the context of the four major cancers (breast, ovary/cervix, prostate, and bladder).
Supported by : Kerman University of Medical Sciences
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