Cigarette smoking and cancer mortality risk in Japanese men and women--results from reanalysis of the six-prefecture cohort study data.

@article{Akiba1990CigaretteSA,
  title={Cigarette smoking and cancer mortality risk in Japanese men and women--results from reanalysis of the six-prefecture cohort study data.},
  author={Suminori Akiba and Takeshi Thomas Hirayama},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1990},
  volume={87},
  pages={19 - 26}
}
In 1965 a cohort of 265,000 residents of 29 public health districts in six prefectures throughout Japan was established and followed between 1966 and 1981. By using survival analysis based on Poisson regression models adjusted for age, prefecture of residence, and occupation, a statistically significant dose-response relationship between cigarette smoking and mortality rate was found for cancers of the liver, pancreas, and lung in both sexes; cancers of the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach… CONTINUE READING

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