Betel quid chewing and the risk of oral and oropharyngeal cancers: a meta-analysis with implications for cancer control.

@article{Guha2014BetelQC,
  title={Betel quid chewing and the risk of oral and oropharyngeal cancers: a meta-analysis with implications for cancer control.},
  author={Neela Guha and Saman Warnakulasuriya and Jelle Vlaanderen and Kurt Straif},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2014},
  volume={135 6},
  pages={
          1433-43
        }
}
We conducted a random-effects meta-analysis of 50 publications assessing the relationship between oral/oropharyngeal cancer and chewing betel quid, with (BQ+T) or without added tobacco (BQ-T), a common practice in many parts of Asia and globally among Asian immigrants. Exposure-response, by daily amount and years of BQ chewed, was assessed using spline models. Attributable fractions (PAF%) were calculated to estimate the public health impact if BQ were no longer chewed. The meta-relative risk… CONTINUE READING

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