Study Reveals Extent That Demographics Play Into Cancer Survival Rates
Although it is accepted research that a patient's marital status helps determine his or her survival rate, a new new study delves into the subgroups of unmarried people and finds variation in the outcomes.
The San Jose Mercury News:
Cancer Survival In California: Marriage Helps, But Benefit Varies With Demographics
It's widely known that your chances of surviving cancer are better if you're married. But a new California-based study released today reports that the benefits of being married also vary by sex, race, ethnicity and birthplace, with white bachelors and white single women in the Golden State doing worse than their married counterparts. (Seipel, 4/11)
Meanwhile, another study looks at how living in expensive cities such as San Francisco versus less affluent ones affects life expectancy —
It's Not Just What You Make, It's Where You Live, Study On Life Expectancy Says
Poor people who reside in expensive, well-educated cities such as San Francisco tend to live longer than low-income people in less affluent places, according to a study of more than a billion Social Security and tax records. The study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, bolsters what was already well known — the poor tend to have shorter lifespans than those with more money. But it also says that among low-income people, big disparities exist in life expectancy from place to place, said Raj Chetty, professor of economics at Stanford University. (Zarroli, 4/11)