To investigate whether anthropometric indices as body height, body-mass index (BMI) and body-surface area (BSA) have any influence on the risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM), we analyzed height and weight data from a Norwegian screening survey running between 1963 and 1975 and comprising 1.3 million individuals followed for 14 to 26 years.
Among females, CMM was diagnosed in 2814 incident cases, while the number among males was 2144 during 22,988,345 person-years of follow-up.
With adjustment for age, birth cohort, geographic region and BMI, the risk for CMM increased significantly with increasing quintiles of height in both sexes.
The tallest persons were at greater relative risk than the shortest ones: 1.60 and 1.59 in males and females respectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mélanome malin, Peau, Facteur risque, Taille corporelle, Poids corporel, Surface corporelle, Anthropométrie, Prospective, Etude longitudinale, Norvège, Europe, Homme, Tumeur maligne, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant melanoma, Skin, Risk factor, Body size, Body weight, Body surface, Anthropometry, Prospective, Follow up study, Norway, Europe, Human, Malignant tumor, Skin disease
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Cote : 94-0054162
Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 199406.