Multinomial Logistic Regression Predicted Probability Map To Visualize The Influence Of Socio-Economic Factors On Breast Cancer Occurrence in Southern Karnataka
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Ashok, N. C.
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Multinomial logistic regression analysis was used to develop statistical model that can predict the probability of breast cancer
in Southern Karnataka using the breast cancer occurrence data during 2007–2011. Independent socio-economic variables
describing the breast cancer occurrence like age, education, occupation, parity, type of family, health insurance coverage,
residential locality and socioeconomic status of each case was obtained. The models were developed as follows: i) Spatial
visualization of the Urban- rural distribution of breast cancer cases that were obtained from the Bharat Hospital and
Institute of Oncology. ii) Socio-economic risk factors describing the breast cancer occurrences were complied for each case.
These data were then analysed using multinomial logistic regression analysis in a SPSS statistical software and relations
between the occurrence of breast cancer across the socio-economic status and the influence of other socio-economic variables
were evaluated and multinomial logistic regression models were constructed. iii) the model that best predicted the occurrence
of breast cancer were identified. This multivariate logistic regression model has been entered into a geographic information
system and maps showing the predicted probability of breast cancer occurrence in Southern Karnataka was created. This
study demonstrates that Multinomial logistic regression is a valuable tool for developing models that predict the probability of
breast cancer Occurrence in Southern Karnataka.