Endometrial cancer: socioeconomic status and racial/ethnic differences in stage at diagnosis, treatment, and survival.

Journal Article (Journal Article)


We evaluated the association between socioeconomic status and racial/ ethnic differences in endometrial cancer stage at diagnosis, treatment, and survival.


We conducted a population-based study among 3656 women.


Multivariate analyses showed that either race/ethnicity or income, but not both, was associated with advanced-stage disease. Age, stage at diagnosis, and income were independent predictors of hysterectomy. African American ethnicity, increased age, aggressive histology, poor tumor grade, and advanced-stage disease were associated with increased risk for death; higher income and hysterectomy were associated with decreased risk for death.


Lower income was associated with advanced-stage disease, lower likelihood of receiving a hysterectomy, and lower rates of survival. Earlier diagnosis and removal of barriers to optimal treatment among lower-socioeconomic status women will diminish racial/ethnic differences in endometrial cancer survival.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Madison, T; Schottenfeld, D; James, SA; Schwartz, AG; Gruber, SB

Published Date

  • December 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 2104 - 2111

PubMed ID

  • 15569961

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1448599

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0048

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/ajph.94.12.2104


  • eng