Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

An analysis of the geographic variation in cancer incidence and its determinants in Ontario

Walter, S. D. , Marrett, L. D. , Taylor, S. M. and King, Derek (1999) An analysis of the geographic variation in cancer incidence and its determinants in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 90 (2). pp. 104-108. ISSN 0008-4263

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Cancer incidence data for the Ontario Public Health Units in 1980-91 were examined to investigate regional patterns and the existence of outlier values after adjustment for known risk factors. Candidate risk factors were derived from the Ontario Health Survey and the census. Weighted regressions were fit to the data, and the spatial pattern of the residuals was analyzed. The number of outlier data points with significant elevations or reductions in risk was close to that expected by chance. They were dispersed geographically, and occurred in a variety of cancer types. We conclude that, in general, most of the geographic variation in cancer risk can be associated with variation in known risk factors, and that there appear to be no broad regional effects remaining after adjustment for these factors. A few cancer sites provide limited evidence of regional effects that may warrant further investigation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.cpha.ca/en/cjph.aspx
Additional Information: © 1999 Canadian Public Health Association
Library of Congress subject classification: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2010 10:39
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31011/

Actions (login required)

Record administration - authorised staff only Record administration - authorised staff only