Population-Based Analysis of Incidence Rates of Cancer and Noncancer Chronic Diseases in the US Elderly Using NLTCS/Medicare-Linked Database
Age (left columns), disability (central columns), and comorbidity (right columns) patterns of the incidence rates (per 100,000) of cancers. Arguments are years (age), disability groups (nondisabled, IADL only, 1-2 ADLs, 3-4 ADLs, 5-6 ADLs, and institutionalized), and comorbidity group in the units of Charlson index (0, 1, 2, and 3 and more). The sex-specific rates are given for lung cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma. The time period-specific (i.e., cohort specific) rates are given for prostate cancer. The rates are calculated using the basic strategy for disease onset identification (Algorithm A).