Colorectal cancer survival in England and Wales by socio-economic status and area deprivation

Sturley, C. (2019) Geomed, Glasgow, 27 - 29 Aug 2019 [ONS LS]

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK. This study investigates variations in CRC registrations and survival in England and Wales by socio-economic status (SES) and area type. Data were obtained from the Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study (ONS LS). The ONS LS contains census and life events data, including cancer registrations and deaths, linked between five successive censuses, starting in 1971, for a 1% sample of the population. 14,502 LS members had a diagnosis of CRC. As of 31st December 2016, 20% of these were still alive, 40% had died from CRC and 40% had died from other causes. Exploratory analysis showed CRC registrations and deaths varied by sex, age, SES and cause of death. Registrations were higher among the older age groups, with the greatest number in those aged 70-79 years. The average age at diagnosis and death was higher for females compared to males. Those that died from CRC were younger on average than those that died from other causes. The study will stratify LS members by different measures of SES (educational attainment, economic activity, housing tenure, car ownership) and by area deprivation (Townsend score). Logistic regression and survival analysis will estimate the probability of death and length of survival (from date of diagnosis to death) by SES and area type. The impact of area trajectories (change in relative deprivation over time) on survival will also be reported.

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Output from project: 1010286


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