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Table 3 PAF for alcohol consumption by different consumption scenarios

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

Cancer site Men Women
PAF(%)a PAF (Q4)b PAF (Q1)c PAF (Q4-Q1) PAF(%)a PAF (Q4)b PAF (Q1)c PAF (Q4-Q1)
Oral cavity 29.3 50.5 3.2 47.3 2.3 10.9 0.3 10.6
Pharynx 43.3 68.7 5.1 63.6 3.7 18.4 0.5 17.9
Esophagus 8.6 16.3 0.9 15.4 0.6 2.7 0.1 2.6
Colon 8.6 16.3 0.9 15.4 4.2 21.0 0.5 20.5
Rectumd 8.6 16.3 0.9 15.4 4.2 21.0 0.5 20.5
Liver 4.4 8.4 0.4 8.0 0.3 1.3 0.0 1.3
Larynx 25.8 45.4 2.8 42.6 2.0 9.4 0.3 9.1
Breast -     0.2 0.7 0.0 0.6
  1. aMen: 28.53 g/day, women: 6.38 g/day (’98 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) [42, 43].
  2. bMedian alcohol consumption in the highest (4th) quartile was 56.0 g/day for men and 28.0 g/day for women.
  3. cMedian alcohol consumption in the lowest (1th) quartile was 2.80 g/day for men and 0.80 g/day for women.
  4. dUsing RR of colon.
  5. Abbreviations: PAF Population attributable fraction, Q Quartile.