Although many risk factors have been proposed for the aetiology of testicular cancer, only a history of cryptorchidism is well established.
All risk factors previously suggested have been explored in this study.
This population-based case-control study was carried out in nine health regions in England and Wales and included 794 men, aged 15-49 years, diagnosed with a testicular germ cell tumour between 1 January 1984 and 30 September 1986, each with an individually age-matched control.
Cases and controls were interviewed and data were abstracted from their general practitioner notes.
Participation rates for cases and controls were 92.0% and 83.1% respectively.
Where possible the mother of each interviewed man was sent a postal questionnaire for self-completion.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Testicule, Etiologie, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Pays de Galles, Aspect social, Antécédent, Mode de vie, Homme, Testicule pathologie, Appareil génital mâle pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Testicle, Etiology, Risk factor, Epidemiology, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Wales, Social aspect, Antecedent, Life habit, Human, Testicular diseases, Male genital diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0011549
Code Inist : 002B20B02. Création : 09/06/1995.