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.
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.