Lung cancer : is there an association with socioeconomic status in The Netherlands ?
To evaluate if there are differences in lung cancer incidence between socioeconomic groups in the Netherlands and if so, if smoking habits and other lifestyle characteristics could explain these differences.
Design-Prospective cohort study
Baseline measurement included information on socioeconomic status, smoking habits, and other covariates by means of a self-administered questionnaire.
Follow up was established by computerised record linkage to cancer registries and a pathology register.
Setting-Population originating from 204 municipalities in The Netherlands.
Participants-58 279 men aged 55-69 years in September 1986.
After 3.3 years of follow up 490 microscopically confirmed incident lung cancer cases were detected.
Main Results-An inverse association between lung cancer risk and highest level of education was found, which persisted after adjustment for age, smoking, dietary intake of vitamin C, bêta-carotene and retinol (rate ratio (RR) highest/lowest level of education=0.52,95% CI 0.33,0.82, trend p<0.001).
Men with a lower white collar profession had a significantly lower relative rate of lung cancer compared with blue collar workers (RR=0.66,95% CI 0.47,0.96), but after adjustment for smoking habits this difference was reduced (RR=0.73,95% CI 0.51,1.08).
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Bronchopulmonaire, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Statut socioéconomique, Homme, Mode de vie, Prospective, Etude cohorte, Pays Bas, Europe, Poumon pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Bronchopulmonary, Epidemiology, Incidence, Socioeconomic status, Human, Life habit, Prospective, Cohort study, Netherlands, Europe, Lung disease, Respiratory disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0137640
Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 09/06/1995.