Temporal trends in the socioeconomic gradient for breast cancer mortality among US women.

@article{Wagener1994TemporalTI,
  title={Temporal trends in the socioeconomic gradient for breast cancer mortality among US women.},
  author={Diane K. Wagener and Arthur S Schatzkin},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1994},
  volume={84 6},
  pages={1003-6}
}
Temporal trends in breast cancer mortality among US women were examined for 1969 through 1989 by age, race, and county-level socioeconomic status (SES). The mortality ratio for high- relative to low-SES counties declined significantly among women 25 to 44, 45 to 64, and more than 65 years of age, respectively, from 1.13 to 0.96, 1.32 to 1.19, and 1.48 to 1.26. The narrowing of mortality occurred among Whites and, to a lesser extent, Blacks. A relative increase in either breast cancer incidence… CONTINUE READING

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