National Hospital Discharge Survey Data Analysis of Breast Cancer Between African American and White Women
Annual summary rept. 24 Jul 1998-23 Jul 1999
HOWARD UNIV WASHINGTON DC
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The present study attempts to estimate age-specific hospital admission rates for breast cancer in African American AA and white women through analyzing NHDS data from 1988 to 1994 with 1987 data used for baseline comparison. Breast cancer admissions were not proportionally equal between AA and white women across the various age groups. For the 1987 data, young AA women had proportionately higher admission rates. We analyzed age-specific hospital admission rates for breast cancer based on 1988 and 1989 NHDS data. In 1988, those rates were higher among AA than whites for all age groups except at ages 40-49. In 1989, however, the rates were higher among whites than those of AA in all age groups below age 50.
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