The role of constitutional and environmental factors on the risk of non-melanomatous skin cancer was evaluated in a case-control study conducted in 1992 in Alexandria, Egypt, on 136 incident histologically confirmed (99 basal-cell and 37 squamous-cell) cases of non-melanomatous skin cancer (NMSC) and 145 controls in hospital for a broad spectrum of acute non-sun-related dermatological conditions.
In relation to skin colour, compared with brown-skinned subjects, the multivariate relative risks (RR) were 2.3 for olive-skinned subjects and 3.8 for fair/medium-skinned subjects.
Three cases and 29 controls were black (RR=0.2).
The trend in risk with skin colour was significant.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Peau, Facteur risque, Rayonnement solaire, Rayonnement UV, Couleur, Epidémiologie, Egypte, Afrique, Homme, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Skin, Risk factor, Solar radiation, Ultraviolet radiation, Color, Epidemiology, Egypt, Africa, Human, Skin disease
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Cote : 94-0287810
Code Inist : 002B08A. Création : 199406.