publication . Article . 2001

Social class differences in lung cancer mortality: risk factor explanations using two Scottish cohort studies

Hart, C.L.; Hole, D.J.; Gillis, C.R.; Davey Smith, G.; Watt, G.C.M.; Hawthorne, V.;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2001
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<b>Background</b> The study investigated differences in lung cancer mortality risk between social classes. <b>Methods</b> Twenty years of mortality follow-up were analysed in 7052 men and 8354 women from the Renfrew/Paisley general population study and 4021 working men from the Collaborative study. <b>Results</b> More manual than non-manual men and women smoked, reported morning phlegm, had worse lung function and lived in more deprived areas. Lung cancer mortality rates were higher in manual than non-manual men and women. Significantly higher lung cancer mortality risks were seen for manual compared to non-manual workers when adjusting for age only and adjustme...
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free text keywords: RA, RC0254, RA0421, Epidemiology, General Medicine, Cohort study, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Surgery, Risk factor, Social class, Demography, Physical therapy, Smoking cessation, medicine.medical_treatment, Mortality rate, Lung cancer, medicine.disease, Population study, business.industry, business
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publication . Article . 2001

Social class differences in lung cancer mortality: risk factor explanations using two Scottish cohort studies

Hart, C.L.; Hole, D.J.; Gillis, C.R.; Davey Smith, G.; Watt, G.C.M.; Hawthorne, V.;