Residential Segregation, Housing Status, and Prostate Cancer in African American and White Men
Annual rept. 15 Mar 2007-14 Mar 2008
HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM DETROIT MI
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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 mens 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.
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