Cancer Incidence och mortality in a population based investigation in the southern health care region

SND-ID: EXT 0119

This study is part of the collection Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Håkan Olsson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, The Division of Oncology and Pathology

Description

All individuals diagnosed with cancer from 2000 to 2007 were identified in the Cancer Register of Southern Sweden, but only individuals who were also identified in the Population Register of Scania were included in this cohort. Age- and gender-matched controls were identified in the Population Register of Scania. The controls were reconciled with the cancer registry in southern Sweden so that they had no prior diagnosis of cancer and with the Population Register of Scania that they were alive at time of diagnosis to the matched case. Also spouses to cancer patients were used as controls.

For each individual, healthcare costs were monitored related to the date of diagnosis. Costs for outpatient care, inpatient care, number of days in hospital and medications were included. Costs were also calculated for the controls.

Other information available about the individuals in the cohort are age, sex, domicile, type of tumor and medication.

Purpose:

To study the health cost per individual in relation to mortality and comorbidity.
Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Lund University

Responsible department/unit

Lund University, Faculty of Medicine
Protection and ethical review
Method

Unit of analysis

Population

All individuals in Scania diagnosed with cancer between year 2000-2007, and controls matched by age and sex.

Sampling procedure

Probability: Systematic random
All individuals diagnosed with cancer from 2000 to 2007 were identified in the Cancer Register of Southern Sweden, but only individuals who were also identified in the Population Register of Scania were included in this cohort. Age- and gender-matched controls were identified in the Population Register of Scania. Also wives or husbands of cases were used as controls.

Time period(s) investigated

2000–2007

Geographic coverage
Publications

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Sjövall K, Attner B, Lithman T, Noreen D, Gunnars B, Thomé B, Olsson H. Influence on the health of the partner affected by tumor disease in the wife or husband based on a population-based register study of cancer in Sweden. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Oct 1;27(28):4781-6. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2008.21.6788.

Sjövall K, Attner B, Lithman T, Noreen D, Olsson H. Prostate Cancer in the Pre and Post Diagnosis Phase – A Population Based Study on Health Care Costs. 2011. Epidemiol S1:001. doi: 10.4172/2161-1165.S1-001
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Attner B, Lithman T, Noreen D, Olsson H. Low cancer rates among patients with dementia in a population-based register study in Sweden. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2010;30(1):39-42. doi: 10.1159/000315509.
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Dataset 1
Cost for health care for cases

Description

Dataset includes all cases (all individuals diagnosed with cancer between 2000-2007 in Scania).

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Håkan Olsson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, The Division of Oncology and Pathology

Data collection

  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2000-01-01–2007-12-31
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical

Number of individuals/objects

70000

Response rate/participation rate

100

Dataset 2
Cost for health care for controls

Description

Dataset includes the study controls (individuals matched by age and sex ) Also spouses to cancer patients were included in the control group.

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Håkan Olsson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, The Division of Oncology and Pathology

Data collection

  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2000-01-01–2007-12-31
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical

Number of individuals/objects

165000

Contact for questions about the data

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Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Published: 2014-08-28
Last updated: 2017-10-12