The impact of state-specific life tables on relative survival.

  title={The impact of state-specific life tables on relative survival.},
  author={Antoinette M. Stroup and Hyunsoon Cho and Steve M Scoppa and Hannah K Weir and Angela B Mariotto},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs},
  volume={2014 49},
BACKGROUND Relative survival is based on estimating excess cancer mortality in a study population compared to expected mortality of a comparable population without cancer. In the United States, expected mortality is estimated from national life tables matched by age, sex, race, and calendar year to each individual in the study population. We compared five-year relative survival using state life tables to five-year relative survival using US decennial life tables. We assessed variations by age… CONTINUE READING