Risk factors for stomach cancer: a population-based case-control study in Shanghai

Cancer Causes Control. 1991 May;2(3):169-74. doi: 10.1007/BF00056210.


A population-based case-control study of stomach cancer was conducted among the teachers and staff of primary and middle schools in Shanghai. A total of 84 cases of stomach cancer were identified in all schools and 2,676 controls were drawn from the teachers and staff of a randomly selected sample of 40 primary and 15 middle schools. Data were analyzed by a multivariate logistic regression model. The analysis indicated that a positive family history of stomach cancer, cigarette smoking, low consumption of fruits, and low consumption of strong tea were significantly associated with stomach cancer incidence.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Case-Control Studies
  • China / epidemiology
  • Diet
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Factors
  • Smoking / adverse effects
  • Stomach Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Stomach Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Tea


  • Tea