Despite the extreme differences in the incidence of lung cancer between black and white Americans of each sex, little information is available on the sex-race-specific lung cancer risk due to tobacco use.
In the current study, case-control data were examined for sex-race differences in the lung cancer risk associated with cigarette smoking.
Results indicate that Kreyberg I lung cancers (squamous cell and oat cell carcinomas) are associated with heavier intensity of smoking than Kreyberg II lung cancer (adenocarcinomas and alveolar cell carcinomas); blacks are at higher risk than whites (relative risk=1.81, and women are at higher risk than men for a given level of smoking (RR=1.7).
Our findings indicate the existence of important differences in the smoking-associated risk for lung cancer which depend upon sex, race, and histology.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Grade histologique, Toxicité, Bronchopulmonaire, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Homme, Tabagisme, Epidémiologie, Race, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Sexe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Histological grading, Toxicity, Bronchopulmonary, Respiratory disease, Human, Tobacco smoking, Epidemiology, Race, United States, North America, America, Sex
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Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 199406.