|Document ID (ISN)||68758|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0393-2990 - European Journal of Epidemiology
|Convention or series no.
||Takkouche B., Gestal-Otero J.J.
||The epidemiology of lung cancer: Review of risk factors and Spanish data
||Aug. 1996, Vol.12, p.341-349. Illus. 99 ref.
||Risk factors of lung cancer with an emphasis on Spanish and European data are reviewed. In Spain, though lung cancer incidence rates are much lower than in Europe in general (especially for women), lung cancer mortality increased much more rapidly for men than for women between the 1950s and 1980s. This trend can be explained by tobacco consumption, which remains the major risk factor for lung cancer. Occupational radon and asbestos exposures are other factors, though not as important. Genetic factors could also play an aetiologic role.
||epidemiological aspects; Europe; Spain; radon; sex-linked differences; smoking; mortality; lung cancer; risk factors; asbestos
||literature survey; individual susceptibility; statistical trends
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain; USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)