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  1. Widowhood and divorce related to cancer risk in middle-aged women. A nested case-control study among Norwegian women born between 1935 and 1954.

    Article - En anglais

    We have examined whether the risk of cancer among divorced or widowed Norwegian women born between 1935 and 1954 was any different from that of married women.

    Among a total of approximately 600,000 women, we applied a nested case-control design.

    Thus, the study was population-based and included 17,235 incident cases of cancer with 34,460 agematched controls.

    For widowed women, there was no overall relation with cancer.

    For divorced women, 2 strikingly different associations were apparent.

    A reduced risk was seen for cancers of a number of sites, including thyroid, endometrium, colorectum, and breast, as well as malignant melanoma and hematologic malignancies, with statistically signifficant estimates of relative risk ranging from 0.64 to 0.84.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Facteur risque, Veuvage, Hémopathie maligne, Divorce, Evénement existentiel, Epidémiologie, Norvège, Europe, Age mûr, Femelle, Homme, Etude cas témoin

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Risk factor, Widowhood, Malignant hemopathy, Divorce, Life events, Epidemiology, Norway, Europe, Middle age, Female, Human, Case control study

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0601770

    Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 09/06/1995.