The authors thank Eric Nehl, MS, and S. Jane Henley, MSPH, for advice regarding data analysis and Elizabeth Ward, PhD, for advice concerning design of the epidemiologist survey.
Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of beliefs regarding cancer risks
Article first published online: 26 JUL 2007
Copyright © 2007 American Cancer Society
Volume 110, Issue 5, pages 1139–1148, 1 September 2007
How to Cite
Stein, K., Zhao, L., Crammer, C. and Gansler, T. (2007), Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of beliefs regarding cancer risks. Cancer, 110: 1139–1148. doi: 10.1002/cncr.22880
- Issue published online: 20 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 26 JUL 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 APR 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 13 APR 2007
- Manuscript Received: 29 JAN 2007
- Intramural funding of the American Cancer Society as well as outside funding from the Discovery Health Channel and Prevention Magazine
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