Neighborhood deprivation and clinical outcomes among head and neck cancer patients.

@article{Reitzel2012NeighborhoodDA,
  title={Neighborhood deprivation and clinical outcomes among head and neck cancer patients.},
  author={Lorraine R Reitzel and Nga T. T. Nguyen and Mark E Zafereo and Guojun Li and Qingyi Wei and Erich M Sturgis},
  journal={Health & place},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={861-8}
}
The unique effects of neighborhood-level economic deprivation on survival, recurrence, and second primary malignancy development were examined using adjusted Cox proportional hazards regression models among 1151 incident squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck patients. Cancer site was examined as a potential moderator. Main analyses yielded null results; however, interaction analyses indicated poorer overall survival [HR=1.59 (1.00-2.53)] and greater second primary malignancy development… CONTINUE READING