We examined the relation between physical activity and endometrial cancer using data from a multicentre case-control study involving 405 endometrial cancer cases and 297 population controls.
Estimates of recreational (i.e. active sport, walks and hikes) and nonrecreational activity (i.e. house cleaning, climbing stairs and walking or standing on the job) were obtained using interview information.
After adjustment for age, study area, education, parity, years of use of oral contraceptives, years of use of menopausal oestrogens and cigarette smoking, recent recreational inactivity was associated with increased risk (RR=1.9 for lowest vs highest tertile).
Similarly, recent nonrecreational inactivity was associated with increased risk (RR=2.2 for lowest vs highest tertile).
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Endomètre, Facteur risque, Exercice physique, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Utérus pathologie, Appareil génital femelle pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Endometrium, Risk factor, Physical exercise, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Human, Uterine diseases, Female genital diseases
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