Accession Number : ADA494147


Title :   Residential Segregation, Housing Status, and Prostate Cancer in African American and White Men


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Mar 2007-14 Mar 2008


Corporate Author : HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM DETROIT MI


Personal Author(s) : Neslund-Dudas, Christine


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a494147.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 91


Abstract : African-American men have a higher incidence of prostate cancer and develop prostate cancer at a younger age than white men. Residential segregation may play a role in these observed disparities by reducing African American men's ability to avoid harmful environmental exposures. Housing is one intermediate factor affected by residential segregation and housing quality and tenure is known to differ between African-Americans and whites. This study will use assess the relationship of both area- and individual-level housing characteristics and prostate cancer risk, age at diagnosis, and disease aggressiveness in African American and white men.


Descriptors :   *AFRICAN AMERICANS , *CAUCASIANS , *PROSTATE CANCER , RESIDENTIAL SECTION , MALES , RISK , HOUSING(DWELLINGS)


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE