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Research Paper | Statistics | Pakistan | Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016
Statistical Analysis of the Risk Factors of Children Leukemia Patients
Amna Younas Bhatti | Ahmed Bilal Waqar 
Abstract: Background Leukemia is a growing disease. The risk factors such as parental age, cousin marriage, exposure to pesticides and radiation, parental smoking, breastfeeding, and the number of older siblings are suggested as the risk factors for childhood leukemia. Objective To evaluate the possible risk factors for childhood leukemia, including environmental, parental, genetic and other factors. Methods The case-control study was conducted from September 2015 to December 2015 in Inmol cancer hospital and children hospital Lahore Pakistan. Case subjects were children aged from 1-14 years and diagnosed with leukemia. Control subjects were children aged from 1-14 years taken from the normal community, and individually matched for age and gender to the case subject group. Patients and parents were interviewed the questions designed in a structured questionnaire. Data was analyzed using Chi-square. Results parents age, cousin marriage, gender of the child, industrial exposure, exposure to radiations, genetic disease, and family history of disease and area of living are the risk factors of childhood leukemia. Conclusion cousin marriages, advanced maternal age, parental age, industrial exposure, radiation exposure, area of living and genetic diseases are the risk factors of childhood leukemia.
Keywords: Childhood leukemia, risk factors, parental age
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016,
Pages: 2002 - 2006