The impact of parental cancer on preadolescent children (0–11 years) in Western Australia: a longitudinal population study

Angelita Martini, Julia Morris, Hayley Jackson, Jeneva Ohan

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Australian population data regarding the number and sociodemographic characteristics of children affected by a parent’s cancer are not currently available. Moreover, predictions that this population is increasing have not been tested. This study provides data on the number and sociodemographic characteristics of parents with cancer and their young children (aged 0–11 years) in the state of Western Australia, and investigates whether long-term trends in this population have increased over time.
Linked administrative data were used to describe parents with malignant cancer and their children aged 0–11 years at the time of diagnosis between 1982 and 2015 in Western Australia. Parents and children were described overall and by year of diagnosis and sociodemographic characteristics. A Poisson regression was used to investigate trends in the number of children affected, accounting for …
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1229-1236
JournalSupportive Care in Cancer
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019


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