Disparities; female breast cancer; Mortality-to-Incidence Ratio; MIR; Race.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health | Women's Health
Purpose: To measure Mortality-to-Incidence Ratios (MIRs) on Senatorial Districts Grouped to County Boundaries (SDGCs) to explore the female breast cancer (FBC) racial and age disparities in Missouri.
Methods: The MIRs and their 95% CI by age and race were calculated for the 20 SDGCs for the period from 2008-2012.
Results: For the 65+ years old FBC cases, the MIRs for whole Missouri and the 20 SDGCs were typically twice the MIR for thewhites.
Conclusions: FBC MIRs can be used as a measure of cancer inequalities in Missouri. These measures might be informative for policy makers to assess the existing policies and enforce effective interventions to tackle FBC disparities.
Key Words: Disparities, female breast cancer, Mortality-to-Incidence Ratio, MIR, Race.
Ben Ramadan, Awatef A.; Jackson-Thompson, Jeannette; and Schmaltz, Chester L.
"Estimates of Female Breast Cancer Mortality-to-Incidence Ratio (MIR) of the Counties and the Senatorial Districts Grouped to County Boundaries (SDGCs) in Missouri 2008 - 2012,"
Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice: Vol. 11
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/jhdrp/vol11/iss3/1