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Obesity is associated with increased risk of invasive penile cancer

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Urology, July 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#25 of 216)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (78th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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Title
Obesity is associated with increased risk of invasive penile cancer
Published in
BMC Urology, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12894-016-0161-7
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kerri T. Barnes, Bradley D. McDowell, Anna Button, Brian J. Smith, Charles F. Lynch, Amit Gupta

Abstract

To validate the association between obesity and penile cancer at a population level, we conducted a matched case-control study linking the Iowa Department of Motor Vehicles Drivers' License Database (DLD) with cancer surveillance data collected by the State Health Registry of Iowa (SHRI). All men diagnosed with invasive penile squamous cell carcinoma from 1985 to 2010 were identified by SHRI. Two hundred sixty-six cancer cases and 816 cancer-free male controls, selected from the Iowa DLD, were matched within 5-year age and calendar year strata. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated using self-reported height and weight from the DLD. Conditional logistic regression was used to evaluate the association between BMI and the risk of developing invasive penile cancer. Obesity was significantly associated with an increased risk of developing penile cancer. For every five-unit increase in BMI the risk of invasive penile cancer increased by 53 % (OR 1.53, 95 % CI 1.29-1.81, p < 0.0001). We previously reported an association between obesity and higher risk of invasive penile cancer and advanced cancer stage at diagnosis in a hospital-based retrospective study. This population-based study confirms an association between obesity and invasive penile cancer.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 26 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 26 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 19%
Student > Postgraduate 4 15%
Other 3 12%
Student > Master 3 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 12%
Other 6 23%
Unknown 2 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 58%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 8%
Computer Science 1 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 2 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 July 2016.
All research outputs
#1,163,721
of 8,133,552 outputs
Outputs from BMC Urology
#25
of 216 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#52,649
of 257,634 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Urology
#1
of 10 outputs
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