A spatial database of colorectal cancer patients and potential nutritional risk factors in an urban area in the Middle East

Neda Firouraghi, Nasser Bagheri, Fatemeh Kiani, Ladan Goshayeshi, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Khalil Kimiafar, Saeid Eslami, Behzad Kiani

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Abstract

Objectives
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer across the world that multiple risk factors together contribute to CRC development. There is a limited research report on impact of nutritional risk factors and spatial variation of CRC risk. Geographical information system (GIS) can help researchers and policy makers to link the CRC incidence data with environmental risk factor and further spatial analysis generates new knowledge on spatial variation of CRC risk and explore the potential clusters in the pattern of incidence. This spatial analysis enables policymakers to develop tailored interventions. This study aims to release the datasets, which we have used to conduct a spatial analysis of CRC patients in the city of Mashhad, Iran between 2016 and 2017.

Data description
These data include five data files. The file CRCcases_Mashhad contains the geographical locations of 695 CRC cancer patients diagnosed between March 2016 and March 2017 in the city of Mashhad. The Mashhad_Neighborhoods file is the digital map of neighborhoods division of the city and their population by age groups. Furthermore, these files include contributor risk factors including average of daily red meat consumption, average of daily fiber intake, and average of body mass index for every of 142 neighborhoods of the city.
Original languageEnglish
Article number466
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalBMC Research Notes
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes

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