Are male and female smokers at equal risk of smoking-related cancer : evidence from a Swedish prospective study.
This study examines sex differences in the relative risks of lung cancer and other smoking-related cancers (i.e. cancers of the upper respiratory tract, oesophagus, pancreas, bladder, and renal pelvis).
Data on smoking habits in 1963 from a random sample of 56,000 men and women were linked with information on new cases of cancer for 1964 - 89.
Compared with people who have never smoked, the relative risks of lung cancer at different levels of pack-years completed in 1963 (>5,6 - 15,16 - 25 and 25+pack-years) were 1.6,4.4,14.2, and 17.9 for men, and 2.1,6.3,10.3, and 16.5 for women.
The corresponding relative risks of other smoking-related cancers were 1.8,3.0 5.4, and 6.4 for men, and 2.0,3.1,5.0, and 6.5 for women.
These results suggest that men and women have similar relative risks of smoking-related cancers at different levels of smoking.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Tumeur maligne, Poumon, Sexe, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Mâle, Femelle, Suède, Europe, Etude comparative, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Malignant tumor, Lung, Sex, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Male, Female, Sweden, Europe, Comparative study, Respiratory disease, Lung disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0284101
Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 16/11/1999.