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What is the influence of lifestyle habits and socioeconomic factors on the occurrence of prostate cancer in Brazil?

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.7566

Keywords:

prostate cancer, lifestyle, Cross-Sectional Studies, machine learning

Abstract

Objective: the investigation of physical, lifestyle and socioeconomic features that may be associated with the occurrence of prostate cancer in Brazil. Methods: a microdata base referring to the 2019 National Health Survey in Brazil was used, with the selection of 42,799 male individuals; this group was analyzed using statistical methods and machine learning modeling (logistic regression and decision tree). Results: the models applied allowed us to identify with a good level of accuracy individuals with prostate cancer diagnosis (DCP), in addition to groups with specific features more strongly associated with such a disease. Conclusion: the models indicate a significant influence of socioeconomic, physical and dietary factors on the frequency of DCP in the analyzed group. The high level of accuracy and sensitivity of the models demonstrates the potential of machine learning methods for predicting DCP.

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Posted

12/08/2023

How to Cite

Souza, M. A. de, Monteiro, C. N., & Barros, C. R. dos S. (2023). What is the influence of lifestyle habits and socioeconomic factors on the occurrence of prostate cancer in Brazil?. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.7566

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Health Sciences

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