The aim of this paper was to evaluate the combined effect of alcohol, smoking habits and frequency of consumption of selected dietary items, which are the major sources of retinoids and bêta-carotene in the Italian diet, on the risk of esophageal cancer (EC).
The adequacy of the multiplicative structure for describing the effect of these factors on risk was examined.
The analysis was carried out using the Breslow and Storer family of relative risk functions to assess which scale, between the subadditive and the supermultiplicative, could better explain the risk structure underlying the data.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Oesophage, Appareil digestif pathologie, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Homme, Modèle statistique, Méthodologie, Italie, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Esophagus, Digestive diseases, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Human, Statistical model, Methodology, Italy, Europe
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Code Inist : 002B13A01. Création : 199406.