Relationships between incidence of Wilms'tumour and information recorded at birth were investigated in a prospective study of the 1 489 297 children born in Norway between 1967 and 1992.
A total of 119 individuals were diagnosed with Wilms'tumour in the age interval 0-14 years.
A high length at birth was significantly associated with a high risk (incidence rate ratio 1.8 for length =53 cm vs ¾49 cm, 95% CI 1.0-3.2).
A low Apgar score at 1 min was also associated with an increased risk (incidence rate ratio 2.2 for Apgar score ¾8 vs a score>9,95% CI 1.2-3.9).
For all variables for which an association was indicated, the association seemed to be restricted mainly to children aged less than 2 years.
This suggests that Wilms'tumour diagnosed early in life may differ aetiologically from that of cases diagnosed later.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur Wilms, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Taille naissance, Indice Apgar, Age, Norvège, Europe, Enfant, Homme, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Rein pathologie, Tumeur maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Wilms tumor, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Birth height, Apgar indice, Age, Norway, Europe, Child, Human, Urinary system disease, Renal disease, Malignant tumor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0461278
Code Inist : 002B14D01. Création : 10/04/1997.