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Gopal K. Singh, Barry A. Miller, Benjamin F. Hankey and Brenda K. Edwards Persistent area socioeconomic disparities in U.S. incidence of cervical cancer, mortality, stage, and survival, 1975–2000 Cancer 101

Version of Record online: 26 JUL 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.20467

Substantial socioeconomic gradients in both U.S. cervical carcinoma incidence and mortality rates were observed, with inequalities in cervical carcinoma persisting during 1975–2000 against a backdrop of declining rates. Residents of lower socioeconomic areas, regardless of race/ethnicity, had significantly higher cervical carcinoma incidence and mortality rates, and patients in lower socioeconomic census tracts had significantly higher rates of late-stage cancer diagnosis and lower rates of cancer survival.

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