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Title: Body mass index and risk of pancreatic cancer in a Chinese population
Authors: Untawale, S.
Odegaard, A.O.
Koh, W.-P. 
Jin, A.Z.
Yuan, J.-M.
Anderson, K.E.
Issue Date: 15-Jan-2014
Source: Untawale, S., Odegaard, A.O., Koh, W.-P., Jin, A.Z., Yuan, J.-M., Anderson, K.E. (2014-01-15). Body mass index and risk of pancreatic cancer in a Chinese population. PLoS ONE 9 (1) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0085149
Abstract: Few studies have examined the association between body mass index (BMI: kg/m2) and pancreatic cancer risk in Asian populations. We examined this relationship in 51,251 Chinese men and women aged 45-74 who enrolled between 1993 and 1998 in the population based, prospective Singapore Chinese Health Study. Data were collected through in-person interviews. By December 31, 2011, 194 cohort participants had developed pancreatic cancer. A Cox proportional hazards model was used to estimate hazard ratios (HR) and their 95% confidence intervals (95% CI). We hypothesized the association between BMI and pancreatic cancer risk may vary by smoking status (ever v. never) and there was evidence for this as the interaction between BMI and smoking status was significant (p= 0.018). Among ever smokers, being classified as underweight (BMI
Source Title: PLoS ONE
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/108882
ISSN: 19326203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085149
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