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Document ID (ISN)111290
CIS number 10-0802
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Corbin M., McLean D., Mannetje A., Dryson E., Walls C., McKenzie F., Maule M., Cheng S., Cunningham C., Kromhout H., Blair A., Pearce N.
Title Lung cancer and occupation: A New Zealand cancer registry-based case-control study
Bibliographic information Feb. 2011, Vol.54, No.2, p.89-101. 65 ref.
Abstract This study on the relationship between occupation and lung cancer in New Zealand involved interviews of 457 cases aged 20-75 years notified to the New Zealand Cancer Registry during 2007-2008, and 792 population controls. Information was collected on demographic details, potential confounders and employment history. Associations were estimated using logistic regression adjusted for gender, age, ethnicity, smoking, and socio-economic status. Elevated odds ratios (ORs) were observed for sawmill, wood panel and related wood-processing plant operators (OR 4.63), butchers (OR 8.77), rubber and plastics products machine operators (4.27), heavy truck drivers (OR 2.24) and workers in petroleum, coal, chemical and associated product manufacturing (OR 1.80); non-significantly elevated risks were also observed for loggers, welders and flame-cutters, pressers and electric and electronic equipment assemblers. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) New Zealand; occupation disease relation; cancer; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) case-control study; statistical evaluation; petroleum and natural gas industry; meat industry; woodworking industry; coal by-products industry; petrochemical industry; plastics converting industry; road transport
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNew Zealand
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens