Attributable risk for laryngeal cancer in Northern Italy

Alessandra Tavani, Eva Negri, Silvia Franceschi, Fabio Barbone, Carlo La Vecchia

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Abstract

Using data from a case-control study conducted between 1986 and 1992 in Northern Italy on 367 cases of laryngeal cancers (350 men and 17 women) and 1931 hospital controls (1373 men and 558 women), we estimated the relative risks (RR) and the population attributable risks (AR) for laryngeal cancer in relation to tobacco and alcohol consumption and a diet containing little fresh fruit and vegetables (low beta-carotene intake). In men, the RR and their 95% confidence interval (CI), derived from multiple logistic regression, including terms for center, age, and education, plus, simultaneously, tobacco, alcohol, and beta-carotene) were 3.3 (95% CI, 1.9 to 5.5) for ex- or moderate smokers (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-125
Number of pages5
JournalCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention
Volume3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Oncology

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