Data on the association between alcohol abuse and cancer morbidity are scarce in large cohorts of non-hospitalised alcoholic men and women.
Of 18,368 alcobol abusers who entered an outpatient clinic in Copenhagen during 1954-87, 18,307 were followed and their cancer incidence was compared with that of the total Danish population.
On average the 15,214 men were observed for 12.9 years and;he 3,093 women for 9.4 years.
The overall morbidity of cancer was increased significantly.
Of the men, 1,441 developed cancer [relative risk (RR)=1.6; 95% confidence interval (CI)=1.5-1.7], while 182 women did (RR=1.5; 95% CI 1.3-1.8).
Significantly increased incidences were found of cancer in the tongue, mouth, pharynx, oesophagus, liver, larynx, lung and pleura and secondary cancer.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Morbidité, Facteur risque, Alcoolisme, Epidémiologie, Danemark, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Morbidity, Risk factor, Alcoholism, Epidemiology, Denmark, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0200995
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 199406.