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Activity Number: 696
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Thursday, August 4, 2016 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Epidemiology
Abstract #320815 View Presentation
Title: Alcohol Consumption, BMI, and Colorectal Cancer
Author(s): Negasi Beyene*
Companies: CDC/NCHS
Keywords: Colorectal Cancer ; BMI ; Alcohol ; Mortality

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and third leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. NCI estimates 134,490 new cases in 2016 and estimated deaths in 2016 is 49,190. Over the past decade, colorectal cancer incidence and mortality rates have modestly decreased. Until age 50, men and women have similar incidence and mortality rates; after age 50, men are more vulnerable. Different studies conclude differently if weight, height, and alcohol consumption are colorectal cancer risk factors. Using the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) 2008-2014 we will examine the rate of colorectal cancer and if BMI and alcohol have anything to do with having colorectal cancer or not. We also examine if there is difference incidence of colorectal cancer among different races/ethnicities.

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