Role of community risk factors and resources on breast carcinoma stage at diagnosis.

@article{Davidson2005RoleOC,
  title={Role of community risk factors and resources on breast carcinoma stage at diagnosis.},
  author={Pamela L. Davidson and Roshan Bastani and Terry T. Nakazono and Daisy C. Carreon},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={103 5},
  pages={922-30}
}
BACKGROUND The current study investigated the individual and community determinants of breast carcinoma stage at diagnosis (BCSAD) using multiple data sources merged with cancer registry data. The literature review yielded 5 studies that analyzed cancer registry data merged with community-level variables (1995-2004). METHODS Community variables constructed for the current study reflected social and economic risk factors, physician supply, and health maintenance organization penetration… CONTINUE READING