Are respiratory symptoms and chronic airflow limitation really associated with an increased risk of respiratory cancer ?
The relationship between respiratory symptoms, chronic airflow limitation and respiratory cancer was examined in a random population sample of 876 middle-aged men.
All men were examined in 1974 with interview and lung function tests.
Information on respiratory cancer from 1974 to June 1985 was obtained from the Danish Cancer Register.
Using a multivariate Cox regression model including age as the underlying time scale and controlling for pack-years of cigarettes, cough and breathlessness were found to be significantly related to cancer-relative risks (RRs) 2.5 (95% confidence interval (Cl): 1.3-5.0) and 2.2 (95% Cl: 1.0-4.9), respectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Symptomatologie, Tumeur, Epidémiologie, Tabagisme, Fonction respiratoire, Homme, Tumeur maligne, Bronchopulmonaire, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Danemark
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Symptomatology, Tumor, Epidemiology, Tobacco smoking, Lung function, Human, Malignant tumor, Bronchopulmonary, Respiratory disease, Denmark
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Cote : 91-0580783
Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 199406.