Age-adjusted oesophageal cancer mortality rates for Japanese women declined by 58% between 1960 and 1989, whereas corresponding rates for Japanese men have shown no decline.
We speculate that alcohol-related oesophageal cancer mortality rates have been increasing in Japanese men replacing non-alcohol related oesophageal cancer deaths.
Specifically, male birth cohorts, which experienced increased alcohol-related cirrhosis mortality rates, would also experience a rise in oesophageal cancer mortality rates.
To test this hypothesis, we compared male to female ratios of oesophageal cancer mortality rates by birth cohort with those of liver cirrhosis mortality rates.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Alcoolisme, Homme, Oesophage, Appareil digestif pathologie, Toxicité, Epidémiologie, Sexe, Japon, Asie, Mortalité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Alcoholism, Human, Esophagus, Digestive diseases, Toxicity, Epidemiology, Sex, Japan, Asia, Mortality
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Cote : 93-0601966
Code Inist : 002B03F. Création : 199406.