Obstet Gynecol Sci.  2020 Mar;63(2):141-149. 10.5468/ogs.2020.63.2.141.

Association between the incidence and mortality rates for corpus uteri cancer and human development index (HDI): a global ecological study

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
  • 2Department of Public Health, School of Public Health, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.
  • 3Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran.
  • 4Iranian Research Center on Healthy Aging, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran.
  • 5Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran. kamyarmansori@yahoo.com

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
The aim of this study was to determine the association between the incidence of and mortality due to corpus uteri cancer (CUC) and the human development index (HDI) across the world.
METHODS
This was an ecological study. The incidence and mortality rates of CUC along with HDI data were extracted from the Global Cancer Data in 2018. Subsequently, correlation coefficient and linear regression model were used to determine the association between the incidence and mortality rates of CUC and the HDI. STATA-14 was used for data analysis.
RESULTS
There was a positive and significant correlation between the incidence (r=0.693; P<0.001) and mortality (r=0.284; P<0.001) rates of uterine cancer and the HDI. A positive and significant correlation was also observed between the incidence rate and the gross national income per 1,000 capita (r=0.440; P<0.001), mean years of schooling (MYS) (r=0.740; P<0.001), life expectancy at birth (LEB) (r=0.590; P<0.001), and expected years of schooling (r=0.650; P<0.001). The results of the linear regression model showed a significant statistical association between MYS and the incidence of CUC (β=1.10; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.60-1.70) and LEB and mortality due to uteri cancer (β=0.40; 95% CI, 0.10-0.90).
CONCLUSION
The results of this study suggest a significant statistical association between the incidence and mortality rates of CUC and the HDI.

Keyword

Incidence; Mortality; Uterine neoplasms; Human development index; World

MeSH Terms

Human Development*
Humans*
Incidence*
Life Expectancy
Linear Models
Mortality*
Parturition
Statistics as Topic
Uterine Neoplasms
Uterus*
Full Text Links
  • OGS
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
    DB Error: unknown error