Prenatal X-ray and childhood brain tumours: A population-based case-control study on tumour subtypes
2007 (English)In: British Journal of Cancer, ISSN 0007-0920, E-ISSN 1532-1827, Vol. 97, no 11, 1583-1587 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We investigated childhood brain tumours by histological subtype in relation to prenatal X-ray among all children, less than 15 years of age, born in Sweden between 1975 and 1984. For each case, one control was randomly selected from the Medical Birth Register, and exposure data on prenatal X-ray were extracted blindly from antenatal medical records. Additional information on maternal reproductive history was obtained from the Medical Birth Register. We found no overall increased risk for childhood brain tumour after prenatal abdominal X-ray exposure (adjusted odds ratio (OR): 1.02, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.64–1.62); primitive neuroectodermal tumours had the highest risk estimate (OR: 1.88, 95% CI: 0.92–3.83).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 97, no 11, 1583-1587 p.
brain tumour, childhood, X-ray, epidemiology
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-97112DOI: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6604046ISI: 000251172700019PubMedID: 17971773OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-97112DiVA: diva2:171909