Risk factors for urinary bladder carcinoma in postmenopausal women. The Iowa Women's Health Study.

@article{Tripathi2002RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for urinary bladder carcinoma in postmenopausal women. The Iowa Women's Health Study.},
  author={Apeksha Tripathi and Aaron R Folsom and Kristin E. Anderson},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2002},
  volume={95 11},
  pages={2316-23}
}
BACKGROUND We evaluated prospectively the association of smoking and other potential risk factors with bladder carcinoma incidence in postmenopausal women. METHODS A total of 37,459 women participating in the Iowa Women's Health Study completed baseline questionnaires in 1986 and were followed 13 years for bladder carcinoma incidence (n = 112). RESULTS Adjusted for potential confounders, the relative risk (RR) of bladder carcinoma in women who were current smokers compared with those who… CONTINUE READING