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Exploring Geographic Variation in Lung Cancer Incidence in Kentucky Using a Spatial Scan Statistic: Elevated Risk in the Appalachian Coal-Mining Region

Description
Discusses mining-related environmental factors which may contribute to high rates of lung cancer in 30 Kentucky counties. Includes breakdowns by sex, age group, smoking history, county-level lung cancer rates from 1995-2007, and coal production rates from 1983-2007.
Author(s)
W. Jay Christian, Bin Huang, John Rinehart, Claudia Hopenhayn
Citation
Public Health Reports, 126(6)
Date
11/2011
Type
Document
Tagged as
Appalachia · Cancer · Environmental health · Statistics and data · Kentucky