ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)100440
CIS number 02-1243
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zheng T., Cantor K.P., Zhang Y., Lynch C.F.
Title Occupation and bladder cancer: A population-based, case-control study in Iowa
Bibliographic information July 2002, Vol.44, No.7, p.685-691. 40 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate the role of occupation and industry in the risk of bladder cancer. A population-based, case-control study was conducted in the state of Iowa, including 1452 incident bladder cancer cases and 2434 controls. Occupational history was collected from respondents for each job held for five years or longer since the age of 16. Among men, excess risk was observed for industries including plumbing, heating, and air conditioning (odds ratio (OR)=2.2); rubber and plastic products (OR=3.1), motor vehicle parts and supplies (OR=4.5), and occupations including supervisors for transportation and material moving (OR=6.5), material-moving-equipment operators (OR=1.9), automobile mechanics (OR=1.6), painters (OR=2.7), and metal- and plastic-working machine operators (OR=2.0). Among women, significant excess risk was observed for secondary school teachers and record clerks. Housekeepers and butlers and workers in laundering and dry cleaning were also at increased risk.
Descriptors (primary) occupation disease relation; risk factors; bladder tumour
Descriptors (secondary) rubber industry; frequency rates; painting; dry cleaning; vehicle repair and servicing; hazard evaluation; questionnaire survey; case-control study; housekeeping; transport industry; motor vehicle industry; plumbing; plastics converting industry; clerks; teaching; sex-linked differences; Iowa
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system