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REPRODUCTIVE AND HORMONAL FACTORS IN RELATION TO LUNG CANCER AMONG NEPALI WOMEN

dc.contributor.advisorDallal, Cher Men_US
dc.contributor.authorVohra, Sanahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-17T05:34:38Z
dc.date.available2015-07-17T05:34:38Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2TD07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/16794
dc.description.abstractOver 50% of global lung cancer incidence occurs in less developed regions (LDRs). Despite this, little is known regarding lung cancer risk factors in LDRs such as Nepal. Using data from a hospital-based case-control study conducted in B. P. Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital (Nepal, 2009-2012), relationships between reproductive and hormonal factors and lung cancer were examined among women aged 23-85 years. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using multivariable logistic regression. Among postmenopausal women, those with a younger age at menopause (<45years; 45-49years) had an increased odds of lung cancer compared to those with an older (¡Ý50years) age at menopause (OR=2.14, 95%CI=1.09, 4.17; OR=1.93, 95%CI=1.07, 3.51, respectively), after adjusting for age and cumulative active smoking. This is the first study to characterize these relationships among Nepali women. Further research is needed to elucidate the role of age at menopause in lung cancer within this understudied population.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleREPRODUCTIVE AND HORMONAL FACTORS IN RELATION TO LUNG CANCER AMONG NEPALI WOMENen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentEpidemiology and Biostatisticsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEpidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPublic healthen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAge at Menopauseen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLung Canceren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMenstrual Durationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNepali Womenen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledReproductive and Hormonal Factorsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledTobacco Smokingen_US


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