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Socio-economic status and oesophageal cancer: results from a population-based case–control study in a high-risk area

By Farhad Islami, Farin Kamangar, Dariush Nasrollahzadeh, Karim Aghcheli, Masoud Sotoudeh, Behnoush Abedi-Ardekani, Shahin Merat, Siavosh Nasseri-Moghaddam, Shahryar Semnani, Alireza Sepehr, Jon Wakefield, Henrik Møller, Christian C Abnet, Sanford M Dawsey, Paolo Boffetta and Reza Malekzadeh


Background Cancer registries in the 1970s showed that parts of Golestan Province in Iran had the highest rate of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in the world. More recent studies have shown that while rates are still high, they are approximately half of what they were before, which might be attributable to improved socio-economic status (SES) and living conditions in this area. We examined a wide range of SES indicators to investigate the association between different SES components and risk of OSCC in the region

Topics: Cancer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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