Increasing disparity in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality among African Americans and whites: A state's experience
Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, 05/20/2011
LoConte NK et al.
–The goal of this study was to measure disparities between African Americans and whites in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality rates between 1995-2006 in Wisconsin. These results indicate that a persistent and widening colorectal cancer racial disparity exists.
Cancer incidence data obtained from Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System
Cancer mortality data accessed from SEER
Trends in incidence and mortality rates calculated and changes in relative disparity were measured using rate ratios
Relative disparity in incidence grew from 1.0 in 1995 and 1.3 in 2006
Relative disparity in death rates for African Americans widened from 1.2 to 1.5
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