Individual and neighborhood socioeconomic status in relation to breast cancer incidence in African-American women.

@article{Palmer2012IndividualAN,
  title={Individual and neighborhood socioeconomic status in relation to breast cancer incidence in African-American women.},
  author={J R Palmer and Deborah A. Boggs and Lauren A Wise and Lucile L Adams-Campbell and Lynn Rosenberg},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={176 12},
  pages={1141-6}
}
Socioeconomic status (SES) for both individuals and neighborhoods has been positively associated with incidence of breast cancer, although not consistently. The authors conducted an assessment of these factors among African-American women, based on data from the Black Women's Health Study, a prospective cohort study of 59,000 African-American women from all regions of the United States. Individual SES was defined as the participant's self-reported level of education, and neighborhood SES was… CONTINUE READING
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