Epidemiologic characteristics and multiple risk factors of lung cancer in Taiwan

C. J. Chen, H. Y. Wu, Y. C. Chuang, A. S. Chang, K. T. Luh, H. H. Chao, K. Y. Chen, S. G. Chen, G. M. Lai, H. H. Huang, H. H. Lee

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Abstract

The specific aim of this study was to examine epidemiologic characteristics and multiple risk factors of lung cancer in Taiwan. The age-adjusted mortality from lung cancer has been increasing since the early 1950s with a constant male-to-female ratio of around 2.0. International comparison of cumulative mortality from lung cancer showed a much lower male-to-female ratio in Chinese than in other populations. Significantly high mortality from lung cancer was observed in highly urbanized cities and the endemic area of chronic arsenicism in Taiwan. Significant associations of active and passive cigarette smoking with epidermoid carcinoma, small cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the lung were observed in a hospital-based case-control study carried out in Taipei metropolitan areas. Alcohol drinking, coffee drinking and various types of indoor air pollution were not related to lung cancer after the cigarette smoking habit was adjusted through a multiple logistic regression analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)971-976
Number of pages6
JournalAnticancer Research
Volume10
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Taiwan
Lung Neoplasms
Mortality
Smoking
Indoor Air Pollution
Tobacco Smoke Pollution
Small Cell Carcinoma
Coffee
Alcohol Drinking
Drinking
Habits
Case-Control Studies
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
Population

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • lung cancer
  • risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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Chen, C. J., Wu, H. Y., Chuang, Y. C., Chang, A. S., Luh, K. T., Chao, H. H., ... Lee, H. H. (1990). Epidemiologic characteristics and multiple risk factors of lung cancer in Taiwan. Anticancer Research, 10(4), 971-976.

Epidemiologic characteristics and multiple risk factors of lung cancer in Taiwan. / Chen, C. J.; Wu, H. Y.; Chuang, Y. C.; Chang, A. S.; Luh, K. T.; Chao, H. H.; Chen, K. Y.; Chen, S. G.; Lai, G. M.; Huang, H. H.; Lee, H. H.

In: Anticancer Research, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1990, p. 971-976.

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Chen, CJ, Wu, HY, Chuang, YC, Chang, AS, Luh, KT, Chao, HH, Chen, KY, Chen, SG, Lai, GM, Huang, HH & Lee, HH 1990, 'Epidemiologic characteristics and multiple risk factors of lung cancer in Taiwan', Anticancer Research, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 971-976.
Chen CJ, Wu HY, Chuang YC, Chang AS, Luh KT, Chao HH et al. Epidemiologic characteristics and multiple risk factors of lung cancer in Taiwan. Anticancer Research. 1990;10(4):971-976.
Chen, C. J. ; Wu, H. Y. ; Chuang, Y. C. ; Chang, A. S. ; Luh, K. T. ; Chao, H. H. ; Chen, K. Y. ; Chen, S. G. ; Lai, G. M. ; Huang, H. H. ; Lee, H. H. / Epidemiologic characteristics and multiple risk factors of lung cancer in Taiwan. In: Anticancer Research. 1990 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 971-976.
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