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Table 1 Estimated relative risks (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of cancer by sex in Korea

From: Attributable fraction of alcohol consumption on cancer using population-based nationwide cancer incidence and mortality data in the Republic of Korea

Cancer site (ICD-10 code) Men Women Source of Pooled RR or OR
Log (Risk per g/day) RR for averagedconsumption Log (Risk per g/day) RR for averagedconsumption
Incidence      
Oral cavity (C00-09) 0.015 1.53 (0.77-2.96) 0.015a 1.10 (0.94-1.27) [17]
[12]
Pharynx (C10-C14)b 0.024 1.98 (1.62-2.42) 0.024a 1.17 (1.11-1.22) [12]
Esophagus (C15) 0.004 1.12 (1.00-1.26) 0.004a 1.03 (1.00-1.05) [17]
[22]
Colon (C18) 0.004 1.12 (0.80-1.53) 0.027 1.19 (0.88-1.60) [17]
[25]
[19]
Rectum (C20)b 0.004 1.12 (0.80-1.53) 0.027 1.19 (0.88-1.60) [17]
[25]
[19]
Liver (C22) 0.002 1.06 (1.03-1.09) 0.002a 1.01 (1.01-1.02) [17]
[28]
Larynx (C32) 0.013 1.45 (0.82-2.56) 0.013a 1.09 (0.96-1.23) [17]
[12]
Breast in women (C50) - - 0.001 1.01 (0.99-1.02) [14]
[33]
Mortality      
Oral cavity (C00-09) 0.012 1.41 (1.22-1.67) 0.012a 1.08 (1.05-1.12) [18]
Pharynx (C10-C14) 0.012 1.41 (1.22-1.67) 0.012a 1.08 (1.05-1.12) [12]
Esophagus (C15) 0.010 1.33 (1.12-1.62) 0.010a 1.07 (1.03-1.11) [18]
[22]
[29]
[34]
Colon (C18) 0.002 1.06 (0.94-1.19) 0.002a 1.01 (0.99-1.04) [18]
[29]
Rectum (C20)b 0.002 1.06 (0.94-1.19) 0.002a 1.01 (0.99-1.04) [18]
[29]
Liver (C22) 0.003 1.09 (1.06-1.15) 0.003a 1.02 (1.01-1.03) [18]
[29]
Larynx (C32) 0.009 1.29 (1.09-1.49) 0.009a 1.06 (1.02-1.09) [18]
Breast in women (C50) - - 0.001c 1.01 (0.99-1.02) [14]
[33]
  1. Notes: Reference category = non-drinkers (never drinkers + former drinkers).
  2. aUsing log(RR) in men. bUsing log(RR) of colon. cUsing log(RR) for cancer incidence in women. dAverage alcohol consumption: 28.53 g/day in men, 6.38 g/day in women (1998 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) [42, 43].
  3. Abbreviations: ICD International Classification of Diseases.