RACE, ETHNICITY AND GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN COLORECTAL CANCER MORTALITY AMONG THE U.S. POPULATION 2005-2007

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RACE, ETHNICITY AND GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN COLORECTAL CANCER MORTALITY AMONG THE U.S. POPULATION 2005-2007

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dc.contributor.advisor Jackson, Monica en_US
dc.contributor.author Aubry-Blanchard, Clementine en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-22T15:00:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-22T15:00:38Z
dc.date.created 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-08-22
dc.identifier.other AubryBlanchard_american_0008M_10031 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/10990
dc.description Degree awarded: M.S. Mathematics and Statistics. American University en_US
dc.description.abstract Examining geographic variation in racial/ethnic colorectal cancer mortality can help targeting programs and interventions designed to decrease U.S. disparities in colorectal cancer mortality. In this study (consequently) we apply different spatial methods designed to determine where colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality rates substantially differ from same race/ethnic group's national rates. Using data from a population base, statewide death registry; we examine a cohort of (Total number of data point) men and women from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and 3,143 counties in the United States, whose death was related to colorectal cancer from 2005 to 2007. Mortality rates were adjusted for significant prognostic factors (population size per county, age and race/ethnicity) and evaluated using spatial smoothing and clustering to identify places where CRC death rate in different race/ethnics group was significantly higher or lesser than the statewide rates. en_US
dc.format.extent 40 p. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.publisher American University en_US
dc.subject Statistics en_US
dc.subject Health care management en_US
dc.subject Geography en_US
dc.title RACE, ETHNICITY AND GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN COLORECTAL CANCER MORTALITY AMONG THE U.S. POPULATION 2005-2007 en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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