A case-control study of lung cancer among Czech women

Antonín Kubík, Petr Zatloukal, Peter Boyle, Chris Robertson, Sara Gandini, Ladislav Tomášek, Nigel Gray, Libor Havel

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Abstract

Few data are available to explain the continuing increase in lung cancer mortality among Czech women. The study was designed to examine the role of active smoking and other known or suspected factors. Data collected by personal interviews during the 15 months of a hospital-based case control study are reported. A total of 140 microscopically confirmed cases and 280 frequency-matched controls were analysed using multiple logistic regression. Cigarette smoking was the most important factor associated with excess risk for lung cancer among women. Significantly increased risk was found both among current smokers (OR=11.20, 95% CI 5.9-21.2), and ex-smokers (OR=10.02, 95% CI 5.5-18.4). Positive dose-response gradients (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-122
Number of pages12
JournalLung Cancer
Volume31
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Lung cancer
  • Physical activity
  • Risk factor
  • Smoking
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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