Saeed, N., Long, J., Marshall, A. & Feng, Z. (2018) GISRUK 2018, University of Leicester, UK, 17 - 20 April 2018 [SLS]
Other information: Abstract:
Previous research has demonstrated that Scots cancer survival is poor. This research uses individual level data provided by Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS), NHS and GIS-based travel-to-treatment center data to explore colorectal cancer survival in the Scottish context using survival analysis techniques. We found that although travel time to cancer hospital is not significant, household access to a vehicle is associated with better cancer survival than no household access to a vehicle. The association between “household access to a vehicle” and survival is robust to other correlates of sociodemographic cancer survival which display the expected associations with survival. The males showed poor cancer survival after adjusting for other covariates.