Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1984;10(6):361-366    pdf

doi:10.5271/sjweh.2306

Cancer incidence by living area, social class and occupation.

by Teppo L

The variation in the incidence of cancer between geographic areas and socio-economic classes is outlined. In many instances the differences in the incidence can be attributed to differences in life-style factors such as smoking, diet, sexual habits, and the reproductive history of women. The role of smoking as an explanation of the variation in the risk of lung cancer between occupational groups is emphasized.