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Brown School of Social Work

Date Submitted

Fall 12-12-2014



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Oral and pharyngeal cancers (OPCs) together, are the 6th most common cancers worldwide Accounts for 3% of all cancers in the United States 13th most common cancers in the United States 300,000 cases reported between 1999 and 2008 Tobacco and alcohol act independently and synergistically as major risk factors. This project asks if there a similarity in distribution of OPC and adult smoking levels across states; is there a similarity in distribution of OPC and alcohol consumption across the states; is there a high density of OPC incidences in areas with high levels of both alcohol consumption and smoking.


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Geospatial comparison of incidence of oral and pharyngeal cancers and tobacco and alcohol use in the United States
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