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Document ID (ISN)111628
CIS number 11-0216
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2010
Convention or series no. TF 188
Author(s) Ha-Vinh P., Régnard P., Sauzse L.
Title Absence from work due to cancer among self-employed workers
Original title Arrêts de travail pour cancer dans une population de travailleurs indépendants [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2010, No.124, p.413-422. Illus. 32 ref.
Internet access TF_188.pdf [in French]
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate the frequency of cancer by occupation among self-employed workers in France, based on data from the French occupational health insurance system for self-employed workers (Régime social des indépendants, RSI). It involved a total of 287,156 male artisans and traders, aged 50 to 59. The rate of work stoppages due to cancer by year of employment was 160 cases/100,000 person-years. Car repairs and construction ranked first for hematopoietic cancers, hotels and restaurants for colorectal cancers and cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract, transportation for bladder cancer, industry for lung cancer and commerce for prostate cancer. These findings support the establishment of a prevention and compensation system covering occupational cancers among self-employed workers.
Descriptors (primary) France; occupation disease relation; occupational diseases; cancer; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) commercial activities; vehicle repair and servicing; gastrointestinal cancer; rectal cancer; bladder tumour; prostatic cancer; leukaemia; compensation of occupational diseases; construction industry; transport industry; hotel industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens