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Record number 408703
Title A large proportion of esophageal cancer cases and the incidence difference between regions are attributable to lifestyle risk factors in China
Author(s) Wu, M.; Veer, P. van 't; Zhang, Z.F.; Wang, X.S.; Gu, X.P.; Han, R.Q.; Yang, J.; Zhang, X.F.; Liu, A.M.; Kok, F.J.; Kampman, E.; Zhao, J.K.
Source Cancer Letters 308 (2011)2. - ISSN 0304-3835 - p. 189 - 196.
Department(s) Chair Nutrition and Disease
Chair Nutrition and Health over the Lifecourse
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) squamous-cell carcinoma - high-epidemic area - jiangsu province - confidence-intervals - alcohol-drinking - stomach-cancer - smoking - fractions - definition - tobacco
Abstract A population-based case-control study was conducted in a high-risk area (Dafeng) and a low-risk area (Ganyu) of Jiangsu province, China. In this analysis, the population attributable fraction (PAF) was calculated to quantify the etiology of risk factors; the relative attributable risk (RAR) was applied to explore how much of the incidence difference could be explained by variations in the distribution of risk factors. Results showed that unhealthy lifestyles accounted for a high fraction of esophageal cancer in China. Dissimilar distribution of several lifestyle factors, together with hereditary variations may be largely responsible for the incidence difference between areas.
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