Attributable risk in men in two French case-control studies on mesothelioma and asbestos

  title={Attributable risk in men in two French case-control studies on mesothelioma and asbestos},
  author={A. W. Lacourt and Patrick Rolland and C{\'e}line Gramond and Philippe Astoul and Soizick Chamming’s and St{\'e}phane Ducamp and Catherine Frenay and Françoise Galateau-Sall{\'e} and Anabelle Gilg Soit Ilg and Ellen Imbernon and Nolwenn Le Stang and Jean Claude Pairon and Marcel Goldberg and Yuriko Iwatsubo and Louis Rachid Salmi and Patrick Brochard},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
Pleural mesothelioma is a primary tumor of the pleura that is mainly due to asbestos exposure. To study the relationship between mesothelioma and occupational asbestos exposure in France, two case–control studies (A and B) were conducted. A substantial difference in the attributable risk in the population (ARp) was observed among men: 44.5% (95% CI: [32.6–56.4]) in study A and 83.2% (95% CI: [76.8–89.6]) in study B. As different exposure assessment expert methods were used, the main objective… CONTINUE READING


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