Cancer of the colon

Socioeconomic variables in a community

Henry T. Lynch, Hoda Guirgis, Jane Lynch, Frank D. Brodkey, Hugh Magee

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Lynch, H. T. (Creighton U. School of Medicine, Omaha, NE 68178), H.Guirgis, J. Lynch, F. D. Brodkey and H. Magee. Cancer of the colon: socioeconomic variables in a community. Am J Epidemiol 102: 119-127, 1975.-Carcinoma of the colon was studied in Omaha-Douglas County, Nebraska (population 345, 000). A total of 154 casesof colon cancer were diagnosed in 1964 (44.7/100, 000). The frequency distributionof these patients in specific census tracts of this community was determined. Statisticalanalysis of the data showed a greater frequency of colon cancer in patients living in census tracts with higher average income. Colon cancer appears to be non-randomly distributed with respect to the income and socioeconomic status of its victims, suggesting that hypotheses consistent with environmental variables-particularly those characterizingextremely high versus extremely low socioeconomic groups, including occupation, diet andother life patterns-should be pursued. All of these data have implications for cancer epidemiology, cancer control, and carcinogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-127
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Epidemiology
Volume102
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1975
Externally publishedYes

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Colonic Neoplasms
Censuses
Occupations
Social Class
Neoplasms
Colon
Carcinogenesis
Epidemiology
Medicine
Diet
Carcinoma
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Epidemiology

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Lynch, H. T., Guirgis, H., Lynch, J., Brodkey, F. D., & Magee, H. (1975). Cancer of the colon: Socioeconomic variables in a community. American Journal of Epidemiology, 102(2), 119-127.

Cancer of the colon : Socioeconomic variables in a community. / Lynch, Henry T.; Guirgis, Hoda; Lynch, Jane; Brodkey, Frank D.; Magee, Hugh.

In: American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 102, No. 2, 08.1975, p. 119-127.

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Lynch, HT, Guirgis, H, Lynch, J, Brodkey, FD & Magee, H 1975, 'Cancer of the colon: Socioeconomic variables in a community', American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 102, no. 2, pp. 119-127.
Lynch HT, Guirgis H, Lynch J, Brodkey FD, Magee H. Cancer of the colon: Socioeconomic variables in a community. American Journal of Epidemiology. 1975 Aug;102(2):119-127.
Lynch, Henry T. ; Guirgis, Hoda ; Lynch, Jane ; Brodkey, Frank D. ; Magee, Hugh. / Cancer of the colon : Socioeconomic variables in a community. In: American Journal of Epidemiology. 1975 ; Vol. 102, No. 2. pp. 119-127.
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