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Document ID (ISN)109985
CIS number 09-809
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Blair A., Freeman l.B.
Title Epidemiologic studies in agricultural populations: Observations and future directions
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2009, Vol.14, No.2, p.125-131. 22 ref.
Abstract This article reviews epidemiologic studies of cancer among agricultural populations to identify possible associations and to provide a focus for future investigations. Meta-analyses of mortality surveys of farmers find excesses of several cancers, including connective tissue, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma and cancers of the skin, stomach, and brain, and deficits for total mortality, heart disease, total cancer, and cancers of the esophagus, colon, lung, and bladder. Exposures to pesticides do not fully explain the various cancer and other disease patterns observed among farmers. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) epidemiology; agriculture; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; leukaemia; lymphoma; myeloma; brain cancer; statistical evaluation; skin cancer; gastrointestinal cancer; connective tissue disorders; research; pesticides
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Epidemiology