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Long-Run Macroeconomic Determinants of Cancer Incidence

Ferretti, F, Jones, S and McIntosh, B (2013) Long-Run Macroeconomic Determinants of Cancer Incidence Intenrational Journal of Statstics in Medical Research. pp. 275-288.

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Abstract: Background: Understanding how cancer incidence evolves during economic growth is useful for forecasting the economic impact of cancerous diseases, and for governing the process of resources allocation in planning health services. We analyse the relationship between economic growth and cancer incidence in order to describe and measure the influence of an increasing real per capita income on the overall rate of cancer incidence. Method:We test the relationship between real per capita income and the overall rate of cancer incidence with a cross-sectional analysis, using data from the World Bank and the World Health Organization databases, for 165 countries in 2008. We measure the elasticity of cancer incidence with respect to per capita income, and we decompose the elasticities coefficients into two components: age-effect and lifestyle-effect. Results: An Engel’s model, in a double-log quadratic specification, explains about half of the variations in the age-standardised rates and nearly two thirds of the variations in the incidence crude rates. All the elasticities of the crude rates are positive, but less than one. The income elasticity of the age-standardised rates are negative in lower income countries, and positive (around 0.25 and 0.32) in upper middle and high income countries, respectively.

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Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Ferretti, FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jones, Ssimonjones@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
McIntosh, BUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 31 October 2013
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.6000/1929-6029.2013.02.04.4
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:05
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:47
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/826347

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