The influence of selected environmental factors on lung cancer incidence in immigrant population of industrial areas
Lung cancer risk factor in the immigrant population of an industrial area in Poland was examined in a case-control study. Both, relative and summary risks were calculated with adjustment for the following factors: cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, atmospheric pollution in the place of residence, occupation, education and age. The multivariate logistic analysis indicated that cigarette smoking was a dominant risk factor. In addition, the following factors were confirmed to be significant lung cancer risk factors in the immigrant population of Upper Silesia (Poland): residence in the area of the greatest ecotoxins' concentration; work as toolmakers or manual laborers and seemingly, as coal-miners; lack of university or secondary education, and vodka consumption.