Scientists: in the rich areas of Israel, cancer deaths are 20% lower

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 Scientists: cancer deaths are 20% lower in wealthy areas of Israel

Israelis who live in the wealthiest areas are more likely to survive cancer than those who live in the rest of the country.

About this testify to the findings of the Tauba Social Policy Research Center in Israel.

“There are an average of 387 cancer deaths per 100,000 people every year. There are significant differences between middle-income and high-income areas. In middle-income areas, there are about 420 cancer deaths per 100,000 people,” — said Center researcher Professor Alex Weinreb in a commentary to The Times of Israel.

According to him, as socioeconomic status increases, the death rate from cancer is getting lower.

" Areas with the highest socioeconomic status, such as Shoham, Givatayim and Ramat HaSharon, have cancer death rates of about 340 per 100,000 people, just under 20% lower than middle-income areas , and by 12% – than the national average”, — Weinreb explained.

In addition, Kiryat Ono, Givatayim, Hod HaSharon, Modiin, Tel Mond, Even Yehuda and Gannei Tikva have also had low rates of cancer mortality.

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