A large proportion of esophageal cancer cases and the incidence difference between regions are attributable to lifestyle risk factors in China.

@article{Wu2011ALP,
  title={A large proportion of esophageal cancer cases and the incidence difference between regions are attributable to lifestyle risk factors in China.},
  author={Ming Wu and Pieter van't Veer and Zuo-Feng Zhang and Xu-shan Wang and X. P. Gu and Ren-qiang Han and Jie Yang and Xiaofeng Zhang and Ai-min Liu and Frans J. Kok and Ellen Kampman and Jin-kou Zhao},
  journal={Cancer letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={308 2},
  pages={189-96}
}
A population-based case-control study was conducted in a high-risk area (Dafeng) and a low-risk area (Ganyu) of Jiangsu province, China. In this analysis, the population attributable fraction (PAF) was calculated to quantify the etiology of risk factors; the relative attributable risk (RAR) was applied to explore how much of the incidence difference could be explained by variations in the distribution of risk factors. Results showed that unhealthy lifestyles accounted for a high fraction of… CONTINUE READING

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