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Author Mills, Paul K. ♦ Kwong, Y.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Cancer Incidence ♦ United Farmworkers ♦ California Hispanic Population ♦ Ufw Membership ♦ Morbidity Odds Ratio ♦ Population-based Cancer Registry ♦ Electronic Record Linkage ♦ Hispanic Farmworker Labor Union ♦ Proportional Distribution ♦ Cancer Risk ♦ Histologic Subtypes ♦ Several Type ♦ Membership Roster ♦ Cancer-site Specific Distribution ♦ Specific Cancer ♦ California Cancer Registry
Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate cancer incidence in the membership a largely Hispanic farmworker labor union in California, the United Farmworkers of America (UFW) and to examine cancer-site specific distributions as well as histology and stage of cancer at diagnosis in this group. In addition, the relation between time since first joining the union and cancer risk was evaluated. An electronic record linkage was conducted between a membership roster of the UFW and the database of the California Cancer Registry, the population-based cancer registry in California for the years 1987-1997. Based upon the results of the linkage, morbidity odds ratios were calculated using the distribution of cancer in the California Hispanic population as the reference to determine if risk of specific cancers was higher or lower in the UFW. Also, time since first joining the union was evaluated, as was the proportional distribution of histologic subtypes and stage at diagnosis, again comparing the experience of the UFW membership to the California Hispanic population. Several types of cancer were elevated in the UFW membership in comparison to the
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study