The Long-term financial consequences of breast cancer: a Danish registry-based cohort study

L. Jensen, C. Overgaard, H. Bøggild, J. P. Garne, T. Lund, K. Overvad, K. Fonager

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This registry-based cohort study was based on information retrieved from linked Danish nationwide registries. We compared the incomes of 13,101 women (aged 30-59 years) diagnosed with breast cancer (exposed) to those of 60,819 women without breast cancer (unexposed). Changes in income were examined during a 10-year follow-up; for each follow-up year, we calculated the mean annual income and the relative change compared to the income earned one year prior to diagnosis. Expected income changes, according to sex, calendar year and age, were estimated based on information from Statistics Denmark. For exposed and unexposed groups, the observed income changes were dichotomized to those above and those below the expected change in income in the Danish female population. We examined the impact of breast cancer on income each year with logistic regression models. Analyses were stratified according to educational level, marital status, and prior psychiatric medical treatment.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Issue numberSuppl. 3
Pages (from-to)259-260
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventEuropean Public Health Conference: Sustaining resilient and healthy communities - Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 1 Nov 20174 Nov 2017
Conference number: 10


ConferenceEuropean Public Health Conference
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