Tobacco chewing and risk of gastric cancer

A case-control study in Yemen

F. A. Al-Qadasi, Shamsul Azhar Shah, H. F. Ghazi

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Abstract

This study aimed to assess the risk factors for gastric cancer in Yemen. A hospital-based case-control study of 70 cases and 140 controls was carried out in Sanaand#x2019;a city between May and October 2014. A structured questionnaire was used to collect information through direct interview. Living in rural areas, tobacco chewing and drinking untreated water were significant risk factors for gastric cancer. Frequent consumption of chicken, cheese, milk, starchy vegetables, cucumber, carrots, leeks, sweet pepper, fruit drinks, legumes and olive oil were associated significantly with decreased risk of gastric cancer. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that chewing tobacco and frequent consumption of white bread were associated with increased risk of gastric cancer, whereas frequent consumption of chicken, cooked potatoes and fruit drinks had an inverse association. Risk of gastric cancer can be prevented by health education and increasing community awareness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)719-726
Number of pages8
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume22
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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Yemen
Tobacco Use
Stomach Neoplasms
Case-Control Studies
Chickens
Fruit
Smokeless Tobacco
Cucumis sativus
Capsicum
Daucus carota
Onions
Bread
Cheese
Solanum tuberosum
Health Education
Fabaceae
Drinking Water
Vegetables
Milk
Logistic Models

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Tobacco chewing and risk of gastric cancer : A case-control study in Yemen. / Al-Qadasi, F. A.; Shah, Shamsul Azhar; Ghazi, H. F.

In: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, Vol. 22, No. 10, 01.10.2016, p. 719-726.

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