Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 910–917

Self-Reported Prior Lung Diseases as Risk Factors for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer in Mexican Americans

  • Michelle K. McHugh
  • Matthew B. Schabath
  • Chung-han Ho
  • Mei Liu
  • Anthony M. D’AmelioJr.
  • Anthony J. Greisinger
  • George L. Delclos
  • Margaret R. Spitz
  • Carol J. Etzel
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10903-012-9690-7

Cite this article as:
McHugh, M.K., Schabath, M.B., Ho, C. et al. J Immigrant Minority Health (2013) 15: 910. doi:10.1007/s10903-012-9690-7
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Abstract

This study was conducted to assess the association between prior history of respiratory disease and lung cancer among Mexican Americans using data from a multi-racial/ethnic lung cancer case–control study. Cases (n = 204) were patients with previously untreated lung cancer. Healthy control participants (n = 325) were recruited from a large physician group practice. Demographics, cigarette use, and history of respiratory disease were collected. Multivariable logistic regression models were used to estimate relative risk. Prior history of COPD (OR = 2.0; 95 % CI 1.2–3.3) and pneumonia (OR = 2.2; 95 % CI 1.3–3.6) were associated with an increased risk of lung cancer. These findings illustrate that prior COPD and pneumonia are associated with an increased risk of lung cancer among Mexican Americans. To our knowledge, this is one of largest case–control analyses assessing the role of respiratory disease and lung cancer risk specifically among Mexican-Americans.

Keywords

Lung diseases Mexican Americans Case–control studies Epidemiology Lung cancer 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michelle K. McHugh
    • 1
  • Matthew B. Schabath
    • 2
  • Chung-han Ho
    • 1
  • Mei Liu
    • 1
  • Anthony M. D’AmelioJr.
    • 1
  • Anthony J. Greisinger
    • 4
  • George L. Delclos
    • 3
    • 5
    • 6
  • Margaret R. Spitz
    • 7
  • Carol J. Etzel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EpidemiologyThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cancer EpidemiologyH. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research InstituteTampaUSA
  3. 3.Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental SciencesThe University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public HealthHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Kelsey Research FoundationHoustonUSA
  5. 5.Universitat Pompeu FabraBarcelonaSpain
  6. 6.CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP)Center for Research in Occupational HealthBarcelonaSpain
  7. 7.Dan L. Duncan Cancer CenterBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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