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Childhood leukaemia and population movements in France, 1990-2003.

Abstract : In a national study, we investigated the incidence of childhood leukaemia (CL) over a 14-year period in France in relation to several measures based on the proportion of individuals who changed address between the last two national censuses. A positive association was found with the proportion of migrants who came from a distant place. The further the migrants came, the higher was the incidence of leukaemia, particularly among children aged 0-4 years in 'isolated' communes at the time of diagnosis (RR=1.4, 95% CI: 1.1,1.8 in the highest category of migration distance). Although the role of the population density was less obvious, a more marked association was found above a certain threshold. No association with the proportion of commuters was observed.British Journal of Cancer (2008) 98, 225-231. doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6604141 Published online 18 December 2007.
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Stéphanie Bellec, Brigitte Baccaïni, Aurélie Goubin, Jérémie Rudant, Mahaut Ripert, et al.. Childhood leukaemia and population movements in France, 1990-2003.. British Journal of Cancer, Cancer Research UK, 2008, 98 (1), pp.225-31. ⟨10.1038/sj.bjc.6604141⟩. ⟨inserm-00211815⟩



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