Worldwide incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer and human development index (HDI): an ecological study

WCRJ 2019; 6: e1433
DOI: 10.32113/wcrj_201911_1433

  Topic: Epidemiology     Category:

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer and its relationship with the Human Development Index (HDI) in 2018.

Materials and Methods: The present study is a descriptive-analytic study that is based on the extraction of cancer incidence and mortality data from the GLOBOCAN 2018.

Results: The results showed that there is a positive and significant correlation between incidence (R=0.722, p<0.0001) and mortality (R=0.62, p<0.0001) of colorectal cancer with HDI. There was found a positive and significant correlation between the incidence of cancer with GNI (r=0.564, p<0.0001), MYS (r=0.732, p<0.0001), LEB (r=0.706, p<0.0001) and EYS (r=0.754, p<0.0001).

Conclusions: HDI can be important in reducing the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer.

To cite this article

Worldwide incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer and human development index (HDI): an ecological study

WCRJ 2019; 6: e1433
DOI: 10.32113/wcrj_201911_1433

Publication History

Submission date: 18 Apr 2019

Revised on: 02 Jul 2019

Accepted on: 07 Oct 2019

Published online: 21 Nov 2019