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Title: Education and risk of cancer in a large cohort of men and women in the United States.
Authors: Mouw T,  Koster A,  Wright ME,  Blank MM,  Moore SC,  Hollenbeck A,  Schatzkin A
Journal: PLoS One
Date: 2008
Branches: MEB
PubMed ID: 18982064
PMC ID: PMC2572908
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Education inequalities in cancer incidence have long been noted. It is not clear, however, whether such inequalities persist in the United States, especially for less common malignancies and after adjustment for individual risk factors. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Within the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, we examined the association between education and the risk of developing cancers in a prospective cohort of 498,455 participants who were 50-71 year old and without cancer at enrollment in 1995/96. During a maximum 8.2 years of follow-up we identified 40,443 cancers in men and 18,367 in women. In age-adjusted models, the least educated men (