Year of Publication
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
W. Jay Christian
Jaclyn McDowell, DrPH
Thomas Tucker, PhD, MPH
The purpose of this article was to examine the relationship between a proxy measure of exposure to automotive exhaust – roadway density – and risk for adenocarcinoma lung cancer. Using data from the Kentucky Cancer Registry and the Kentucky Geoportal Data Clearinghouse, we conducted a cross-sectional study of the distribution of adult lung cancer cases by histological type across the state of Kentucky. The north-central region of Kentucky has a higher prevalence of adenocarcinomas and greater roadway density. Among adenocarcinoma cases in Kentucky, there are more non-smokers than other types of tobacco use. As smoking rates decrease in Kentucky, and elsewhere, environmental risk factors could be important to mitigate for ongoing prevention strategies.
Pettus, Mahala, "Roadway Density and Lung Cancer Histology in Kentucky" (2023). Theses and Dissertations--Public Health (M.P.H. & Dr.P.H.). 389.
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