The extent to which changes in prevalence of risk determinants for female breast cancer could explain the temporal variation in incidence was examined using incidence figures from Denmark for the years 1943-1989.
Significant increases in incidence were observed for more recent time periods and birth cohorts.
Using deviance statistics from Poisson regression measures of variability explained, only a small proportion of the increase in incidence could be accounted for by fertility rates, average age at menarche and exposure to exogenous hormones.
Dietary factors, on the other hand, accounted for the greater progortion of the variation observed by time period or birth cohort.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Incidence, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Danemark, Europe, Homme, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Incidence, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Denmark, Europe, Human, Mammary gland diseases
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