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Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma among Vietnam veterans.
J Occup Med 1991; 33(7):774-9JO

Abstract

In light of findings suggesting an increase in the risk for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma among men exposed to phenoxyherbicides and concerns among veterans over Agent Orange exposure, a hospital-based case-control study was undertaken to examine the association between military service in Vietnam and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The cases consisted of 201 Vietnam-era veteran patients who were treated in one of 172 Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals from 1969 through 1985 with a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. 358 Vietnam-era veteran patients with a diagnosis other than malignant lymphoma served as a comparison group. Military service information was obtained from a review of the veteran's military personnel records. Service in Vietnam did not increase the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma either in general (branch adjusted odds ratio = 1.03, 95% confidence interval = 0.70-1.50) or with increased latency period as defined as the duration in years from first service in Vietnam to hospital discharge. Surrogate measures of potential Agent Orange exposure such as service in a specific military branch, in a certain region within Vietnam, or in a combat role as determined by military occupational speciality were not associated with any increased risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Veterans Affairs, Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, Md.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1890487

Citation

Dalager, N A., et al. "Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Among Vietnam Veterans." Journal of Occupational Medicine. : Official Publication of the Industrial Medical Association, vol. 33, no. 7, 1991, pp. 774-9.
Dalager NA, Kang HK, Burt VL, et al. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma among Vietnam veterans. J Occup Med. 1991;33(7):774-9.
Dalager, N. A., Kang, H. K., Burt, V. L., & Weatherbee, L. (1991). Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma among Vietnam veterans. Journal of Occupational Medicine. : Official Publication of the Industrial Medical Association, 33(7), pp. 774-9.
Dalager NA, et al. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Among Vietnam Veterans. J Occup Med. 1991;33(7):774-9. PubMed PMID: 1890487.
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