Hovaldt, Hanna Birkbak6; Suppli, N P2; Olsen, M H2; Steding-Jessen, M3; Hansen, D G4; Møller, H5; Johansen, C2; Dalton, S O2
1 Institut for Psykologi, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Københavns Universitet2 Unit of Survivorship, The Danish Cancer Society Research Centre, Denmark3 Documentation and Quality, the Danish Cancer Society4 Research Unit of General Practice, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.5 King's College London, Section of Cancer Epidemiology and Population Health6 Institut for Psykologi, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Københavns Universitet
A nationwide study in Denmark, 1943–2010
Background: No nationwide studies on social position and prevalence of comorbidity among cancer survivors exist. Methods: We performed a nationwide prevalence study defining persons diagnosed with cancer 1943-2010 and alive on the census date 1 January 2011 as cancer survivors. Comorbidity was compared by social position with the non-cancer population. Results: Cancer survivors composed 4% of the Danish population. Somatic comorbidity was more likely among survivors (OR 1.59, 95% CI 1.57-1.60) and associated with higher age, male sex, short education, and living alone among survivors. Conclusions: Among cancer survivors, comorbidity is common and highly associated with social position.
British Journal of Cancer, 2015, Vol 112, Issue 9, p. 1549-53
population-based cross-sectional survivor cancer socioeconomic position comorbidity SOCIAL-INEQUALITY NORDIC COUNTRIES UNITED-KINGDOM PREVALENCE POPULATION CARE COMORBIDITY CHALLENGES REGISTER SYSTEM