Study type: Epidemiological study (observational study)

Descriptive epidemiology of cerebral gliomas in northwest Greece and study of potential predisposing factors, 2005-2007 epidem.

Published in: Neuroepidemiology 2009; 33 (2): 89-95

Aim of study (acc. to author)

A case-control study was conducted in Greece to investigate potential predisposing factors of cerebral gliomas. Mobile phone use was one of the studied factors besides alcohol, tobacco, and severe head trauma.

Further details

Mobile phone use was estimated by multiplying the minutes spent talking per day by the number of years of use.

Endpoint/type of risk estimation

Type of risk estimation: (odds ratio (OR))




Case group

Control group

Study size

Cases Controls
Eligible 56 -
Participants 41 82
Statistical analysis method:

Results (acc. to author)

The age-adjusted incidence rate of glioma in Northwest Greece was 5.6 cases per 10,000 inhabitants which is higher compared with data of European, Asian and US populations.
No significant association between mobile phone use and the risk for glioma was observed (OR 1.00, 0.99-1.01).

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