Uncovering nativity disparities in cancer patterns: Multiple imputation strategy to handle missing nativity data in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data file.

@article{Montealegre2014UncoveringND,
  title={Uncovering nativity disparities in cancer patterns: Multiple imputation strategy to handle missing nativity data in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data file.},
  author={Jane Richards Montealegre and Renke Zhou and Ehsan Amirian and Michael Scheurer},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2014},
  volume={120 8},
  pages={
          1203-11
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although birthplace data are routinely collected in the participating Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registries, such data are missing in a nonrandom manner for a large percentage of cases. This hinders analysis of nativity-related cancer disparities. In the current study, the authors evaluated multiple imputation of nativity status among Hispanic patients diagnosed with cervical, prostate, and colorectal cancer and demonstrated the effect of multiple imputation… CONTINUE READING
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