An examination of male and female odds ratios by BMI, cigarette smoking, and alcohol consumption for cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx in pooled data from 15 case-control studies.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cancer causes & control : CCC, Volume 22, Issue 9, p.1217-31 (2011)


2011, Alcohol Drinking, Body Mass Index, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, Epidemiology Core Facility, Female, Humans, Hypopharyngeal Neoplasms, Laryngeal Neoplasms, Male, Mouth Neoplasms, Odds Ratio, Oropharyngeal Neoplasms, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, September 2011, Sex Factors, Shared Resources, Smoking, Specimen Processing Core Facility


Greater tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption and lower body mass index (BMI) increase odds ratios (OR) for oral cavity, oropharyngeal, hypopharyngeal, and laryngeal cancers; however, there are no comprehensive sex-specific comparisons of ORs for these factors.