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[Geographical relations between mortality from cancer of the esophagus, cirrhosis of the liver, alcohol and tobacco: case of the Province of Quebec].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Social Science & Medicine
0277-9536
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
6
Pages
611–618
Identifiers
PMID: 3715500
Source
Medline

Abstract

This study concerns the geographical relationships between alcohol consumption per capita; smoking and death from cirrhosis of the liver and cancer of the oesophagus in persons of 15 years old and over in Quebec. First, the geographical distribution of variables is analysed. Secondly, we have used methods of correlation and regression in order to evaluate their relation to each other. In the latest case we have chosen the logistic regression model to investigate the simultaneous effects of alcohol and tobacco. The results show that alcohol consumption is closely related to mortality from cirrhosis of the liver. Moreover, there was no significant relation found between total alcohol consumption and oesophageal cancer. These findings can be applied to cases of consumption of wine and spirits.

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