Estimating Prevalence Rates of Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer in Kilifi County
Alii, Leonard Kiti
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In this paper, analysis was done for patients diagnosed of cancer from the Kilifi county hospital. The presence or absence of breast cancer had been done by the medical personnel and data documented. The objective was to determine the cancer prevalence rates of in the county. Data was obtained from survey questions and diagnosis by the medical personnel within the observation and follow up period of the patients. Data was also obtained for patients that had undergone testing to ascertain the type of tumor they had. Chi-square tests were carried out to check whether there was association between cancer and the smoking and between cancer and alcohol intake. The test show there was no association between Cancer and smoking(χ2=0.70938, df=2, pvalue=0.7014). Similarly a chi-square test showed no association between breast cancer and alcohol intake (χ2=0.42101, df=2, pvalue=0.8102). A logistic regression was fit to adjust for confounding. The table below shows the results after fitting this model. The results confirm that smoking and alcohol intake was not associated with breast cancer.