Possible associations between location of residence and acute leukemia risk were investigated in a study of 610 newly diagnosed patients, aged 18-79 y, and 618 controls.
There was an association between ever living within 5 miles (8 km) of an industrial plant and leukemia risk, with adjusted odds ratios (ORs) of 1.4 (95% confidence interval [95% Cl]=1.0-1.9) for all acute leukemias combined, 1.4 (95% Cl=1.0-2.0) for acute myeloid leukemia, and 1.7 (95% Cl=1.0-2.7) for acute lymphocytic leukemia.
Odds ratios increased with decreasing distance from industrial sites, but a gradient with duration of residence was seen only among those less than age 60 who had lived within a mile of any industry.
Mots-clés Pascal : Polluant, Environnement, Carcinogène, Leucémie, Aigu, Facteur risque, Zone résidentielle, Epidémiologie, Zone industrielle, Homme, Hémopathie maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pollutant, Environment, Carcinogen, Leukemia, Acute, Risk factor, Residential zone, Epidemiology, Industrial area, Human, Malignant hemopathy
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Code Inist : 002B19B. Création : 199406.