Trends in stomach cancer mortality in relation to living conditions in childhood. A study among cohorts born between 1860 and 1939 in seven European countries

Amiri, Masoud. and Kunst, Anton. and Janssen, Fanny. and Mackenbach, Johan. (2006) Trends in stomach cancer mortality in relation to living conditions in childhood. A study among cohorts born between 1860 and 1939 in seven European countries. European Journal of Cancer, 42 (18).

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Abstract

Aim: To assess whether secular trends in stomach cancer mortality were correlated with trends in infant mortality rate (IMR) or gross domestic product (GDP). Methods: Data from seven European countries were analyzed. We used Poisson regression to describe mortality trends among birth cohorts of 1865–1939 and correlation coefficients to determine associations with IMR/GDP. Results: Large differences were observed between birth cohorts in mortality from stomach cancer. In each country, these cohort differences were closely related to IMR/GDP levels at birth time. However, stronger associations were observed with measures of living conditions during later life. In comparisons between countries, stomach cancer mortality rates were not consistently related to national levels of IMR/GDP. Conclusion: General living conditions in childhood do not seem to have had a predominant effect on secular trends in stomach cancer mortality. The mortality decline is likely to be related to more 1specific factors, such as declining Helicobacter pylori prevalence

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Europe,Mortality decline,Stomach neoplasm,Infant mortality,Gross national product
Subjects: WI Digestive System
QW Microbiology and Immunology
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Social Determinants of Health Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 07:41
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 04:44
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6854

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