Cigarette Smoking and Endometrial Cancer

Gunnar R. Nordenstam, Philip R.j. Burch, Harriet H. Imrey, Bret A. Lashner, Stephen B. Hanauer, Marc D. Silverstein, R. T. Ravenholt, Samuel M. Lesko, Lynn Rosenberg, David W. Kaufman, Samuel Shapiro

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To the Editor: By choosing a control population whose median age was seven years less (52) than the median age of the patients with endometrial cancer (59), the authors of an article in the Journal on smoking and endometrial cancer (Sept. 5, 1985, issue)1 introduce a confounding age variable that they fail to analyze properly in relation to smoking habits. Younger women smoke more than older ones; among women in the United States in age cohorts studied by the authors, the difference is considerable (Table 1).2 Thus, the difference between the smoking rate among the older women with endometrial cancer…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-647
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume315
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 4 1986

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Nordenstam, G. R., Burch, P. R. J., Imrey, H. H., Lashner, B. A., Hanauer, S. B., Silverstein, M. D., Ravenholt, R. T., Lesko, S. M., Rosenberg, L., Kaufman, D. W., & Shapiro, S. (1986). Cigarette Smoking and Endometrial Cancer. New England Journal of Medicine, 315(10), 645-647. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198609043151012