Paulien Hagedoorn and colleagues recently made a cohort study into head and neck cancer mortality in Belgium for the period 2001-2011. The main research question was: are individual socioeconomic differences conditional on area deprivation. This research is now published in Oral Oncology.
The main highlights of the article are:
- Low individual socioeconomic position (SEP) and area deprivation are associated with higher head and neck (HNC) mortality.
- The association between individual SEP and HNC mortality is conditional on area deprivation.
- Socioeconomic disparities in HNC mortality are smallest in deprived municipalities.
- Population composition partly explains regional variation in HNC mortality in Belgium.
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