A population-based case-control study of incident primary brain tumors in adults was carried out in Adelaide, Australia in the period 1987 through 1990.It inclued 110 subjects with newly diagnosed primary glioma, 60 subjects with meningioma and 417 controls selected from the Australian electoral roll and frequency-matched to cases for age (within 2 years), sex and postal code.
Some interesting new associations were found:
(I) an increased risk of glioma in women who reported working with cathode-ray tubes (relative risk=4.1, 95% confidence interval: 1.3-13.2);
(2) a decreased risk of glioma in those with a history of allergic diseases (relative risk=0.5, 95% confidence interval: 0.3-0.9);
and (3) an increased risk of meningioma in those exposed to passive smoking from a spouse, espacially amongst females (relative risk=2.7, 95% confidence interval: 1.2-6.1).
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur, Intracrânien, Facteur risque, Australie, Océanie, Epidémiologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Adulte, Homme, Adélaïde, Système nerveux central pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tumor, Intracranial, Risk factor, Australia, Oceania, Epidemiology, Nervous system diseases, Adult, Human
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