Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: case control epidemiological study in Yorkshire

Leuk Res. 1988;12(1):81-8. doi: 10.1016/s0145-2126(98)80012-x.


This paper reports the results of a case control study of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the Yorkshire Health Region. In all, 437 cases and 724 controls were interviewed. Risk factors associated with past skin conditions, family history of cancer and infectious mononucleosis, aspects of social life and contact with wood dust and epoxy glues all emerge. A comparison of high and low grade morphological forms of disease reveal contrasting risks and suggest separate aetiologies for these conditions.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • England
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / epidemiology*
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / etiology
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / genetics
  • Male
  • Medical History Taking
  • Occupational Diseases / epidemiology
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology
  • Risk Factors
  • Social Environment
  • Statistics as Topic