Socioeconomic status and risk of adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus and cancer of the gastric cardia in Scotland

Br J Cancer. 2000 Aug;83(3):387-90. doi: 10.1054/bjoc.2000.1110.


The incidence of oesophageal adenocarcinoma and gastric cardia cancer increased strikingly in Scotland between 1977 and 1996. In contrast to other cancers of the oesophagus and stomach, which showed a clear relationship with socioeconomic status, no trend was evident for oesophageal adenocarcinoma or gastric cardia cancer during 1987-1996.

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / epidemiology*
  • Adenocarcinoma / etiology
  • Cardia
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / etiology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Risk
  • Risk Factors
  • Scotland / epidemiology
  • Socioeconomic Factors*
  • Stomach Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Stomach Neoplasms / etiology