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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.27 - Supplement 1 No.1 June 2003. -

The aim of the paper was to describe general health, socio-economic and demographic

characteristics of endometrial cancer patients in comparison to healthy women.

During years 1996–2002, 100 women with endometrial carcinoma and 100 healthy women

were interviewed about their health, socio-economic and demographic status and

compared. The endometrial cancer patients were more often older, postmenopausal,

with higher body weight, and frequent history of hypertension and diabetes than controls.

The healthy women had greater number of deliveries, used oral contraceptive and

hormone replacement therapy, were smokers and alcohol consumers and lived in urban

centers more often than patients. The cancer patients had worse socio-economic status,

less education, and were more frequent single and widowed than controls. These data

may be relevant for public health services in the future to improvement quality of life of

the cancer patients.

endometrial carcinoma; epidemiology; Croatia

Author: Tomislav Strinić - Damir Buković - Ivanka Bilonić - Ivana Hirš - Albert Despot - Andrea Boćan -



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