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Nonoccupational risk indicators for astrocytomas in adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3728449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We performed a case-control study on astrocytomas to test previous hypotheses and to generate new ones. The study groups consisted of 78 cases, 197 clinical controls, and 92 population controls. Comparisons with both groups of controls showed an excess risk for persons who had lived in the vicinity of a farm. The risk for persons exposed to herbicides or insecticides was elevated, although less so compared with the population controls. Frequent intake of smoked food was associated with an excess risk compared with the population controls but not when compared with the clinical controls.
Authors:
A Ahlbom; I L Navier; S Norell; R Olin; B Spännare
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of epidemiology     Volume:  124     ISSN:  0002-9262     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Epidemiol.     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-08-04     Completed Date:  1986-08-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910653     Medline TA:  Am J Epidemiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  334-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Astrocytoma / etiology*
Female
Food
Herbicides / poisoning
Humans
Insecticides / poisoning
Male
Middle Aged
Risk
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Herbicides; 0/Insecticides

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