Epidemiologic studies of ulcerative colitis in western countries have shown that former smokers are at greater risk than those who never smoked, but current smoking and alcohol drinking habits appear to be inversely associated with the development of this disease.
The present case-control study examines whether these relations are found among Japanese people, after adjustment for the separate effects of smoking and alcohol consumption.
The subjects were 384 patients with ulcerative colitis who first received financial aid for treatment of this disease within the 2-year period from April 1988 to March 1990.
From the same public health centers, age-and sex-matched paired controls were selected randomly from rosters of persons attending health checkup programs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rectocolite ulcérohémorragique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Tabagisme, Consommation, Ethanol, Japon, Asie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Maladie inflammatoire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ulcerative colitis, Epidemiology, Human, Tobacco smoking, Consumption, Ethanol, Japan, Asia, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Inflammatory disease
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Cote : 95-0074752
Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 09/06/1995.