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PubH 6035 Epidemiology: Uncovering the Science of Public Health - Summer 2016 Module 2 Assignment: Howlader N, Noone AM, Krapcho M, Miller D, Bishop...

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PubH 6035 Epidemiology: Uncovering the Science of Public Health – Summer 2016 Module 2 Assignment: DescripTve Epidemiology Case Study ±o complete the assignment, access the following resource: Howlader N, Noone AM, Krapcho M, Miller D, Bishop K, Altekruse SF, Kosary CL, Yu M, Ruhl J, Tatalovich Z, Mariotto A, Lewis DR, Chen HS, Feuer EJ, Cronin KA (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2013, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2013/ , based on November 2015 SEER data submission, posted to the SEER web site, April 2016. Using the “Browse the ±ables and Figures” funcTon, ²nd the informaTon in the SEER Cancer StaTsTcs Review to answer the following quesTons: Note: All quesTons are worth 1 point unless otherwise marked Overview (Select “Overview” from the SecTon drop-down menu) 1) What is the esTmated number of new cancer cases for 2016, for all cancer sites combined? _________________________ 2) What are the ±op 3 Cancer Sites for Incidence (both sexes, all races) ____________________________ Annual Incidence Rates (Select the speci²c cancer site from the SecTon drop-down menu and then the appropriate table) 3) Find the 2013 annual incidence rates for lung and bronchus cancer. What was the rate for both sexes? _________________________ a. What was the 2013 age-adjusted incidence rate for males? ___________________ b. What was the 2013 age-adjusted incidence rate for females? __________________ c. Interpret each of these two sex-speci²c rates in words by pu³ng these data into a sentence (don’t forget the denominators!). ±hen, discuss how these two rates compare to each other (for example, which rate is higher? By how much?) (4 points) 4) Find the 1975-2013 annual incidence rates for pancreaTc cancer. What was the rate for males of all races? _______________________ a. What was the 1975-2013 age-adjusted incidence rate for white males?______________ b. What was the 1975-2013 age adjusted incidence rate for black males?_______________ c. Interpret each of these two race-speci²c rates in words by pu³ng these data into a sentence (don’t forget the denominators!). ±hen, discuss how these two rates compare to each other (for example, which rate is higher? By how much?) (4 points) 5) What method and populaTon was used to age-adjust these rates? (3 points)
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6) Why is it important to adjust for the eFects of age when publishing cancer incidence and mortality rates? (5 points) 5-Year RelaTve and Period Survival (Select the speci±c cancer site from the SecTon drop-down menu and then the appropriate table) 7) ²ind the 5-Year relaTve survival (%) for 2006-2012 by age at diagnosis for Hodgkin lymphoma. a. What was the 5-year relaTve survival for: i. Persons <45 years old at diagnosis? _______________ ii. Persons 45-54 years old at diagnosis?_______________ iii. Persons 55-64 years old at diagnosis?_______________ iv. Persons 65-74 years old at diagnosis?_______________ v. Persons 75 and older at diagnosis?_________________ b. Describe in words these diFerences in 5-year relaTve survival by age. (4 points) c. Now look at these same age-speci±c staTsTcs for Whites (both sexes) and Blacks (both sexes). Describe any similariTes or diFerences you see in the 5-year relaTve survival by age. (4 points) d. Based on the data in this table, can conclusions be drawn as to why these race-speci±c staTsTcs are similar or diFerent? Why or why not? (4 points) Age-Adjusted Cancer Death Rates (Select the speci±c cancer site from the SecTon drop-down menu and then the appropriate table) 8) ²ind the age-adjusted cancer death rates by state (both sexes), for liver and intrahepaTc bile duct cancer. a. Which state has the highest age-adjusted death rate from liver and intrahepaTc bile duct cancer? ________________________
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