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Document ID (ISN)102936
CIS number 03-1625
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Axelson O.
Title Alternative for estimating the burden of lung cancer from occupational exposures - Some calculations based on data from Swedish men
Bibliographic information Feb. 2002, Vol.28, No.1, p.58-63. 24 ref.
Abstract This study attempts to calculate the occupational lung cancer burden using economically active men in Sweden as an example. Risk estimates were calculated using Swedish register data on occupation in 1970, lung cancer incidence in 1971-1989, smoking frequencies in 1963 and a mathematical formula. Farmers, gardeners, forestry workers and fishermen had the lowest lung cancer risk (42.1 per 100,000 person-years) and a smoking frequency of 44.7%. The incidence among those not at risk (non smokers, Io) was 12.6 or 8.4 per 100 000 person-years, taking a relative risk for smoking as 6 or 10, respectively. From these Io estimates, the expected rates for white- and blue-collar workers (smoking frequencies 52.7 and 57.7%, respectively) were 45.8 and 49.1 per 100 000 person-years. About one-fourth of the lung cancers that occur among economically active Swedish men seem to have been related to occupation. This figure agrees with other estimates.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; epidemiology; exposure; frequency rates; lung cancer
Descriptors (secondary) forestry; male workers; smoking; hazard evaluation; health hazards; white-collar workers; horticulture; fishing; mathematical analysis; blue-collar workers; agriculture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)