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Document ID (ISN)68758
CIS number 97-483
ISSN - Serial title 0393-2990 - European Journal of Epidemiology
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Takkouche B., Gestal-Otero J.J.
Title The epidemiology of lung cancer: Review of risk factors and Spanish data
Bibliographic information Aug. 1996, Vol.12, p.341-349. Illus. 99 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) epidemiological aspects; Europe; Spain; radon; sex-linked differences; smoking; mortality; lung cancer; risk factors; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; individual susceptibility; statistical trends
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Smoking
Asbestos
Inorganic substances
Radon