About the survey:
The Supporting Women With Cancer survey was conducted by Cello Health, a thought-leading health advisory firm, in 2018. Women in the following 23 countries were surveyed: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Poland, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Across the entire survey globally, the sample was 4,585 women, with 200 participants per country except in Kazakhstan (n=201), Jordan (n=204) and South Korea (n=180). The sample sizes were chosen to collect a representative sample in each country and allow robust analysis and comparison across countries. The sample sizes were also selected to adequately allow for sub-analyses to take place, looking at country income level, region, age, education level, dependant status and diagnosis delay status.
Survey participants were required to be female and have received a diagnosis and treatment for cancer; be aged between 18 and 80 years old, with a minimum quota for women living with cancer aged 18–40 to aid analysis.
About Healthy Women, Healthy Economies:
The Supporting Women With Cancer research supports the Healthy Women, Healthy Economies global initiative that brings together governments, the private sector and other stakeholders such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and patient groups to address women’s health so women — and by extension their families — can live better lives.
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