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Document ID (ISN)53968
CIS number 90-849
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carstensen J.M., Pershagen G., Eklund G.
Title Time trends in occupational risks of lung cancer among Swedish men from 1961-1979
Bibliographic information 1989, Vol.15, No.4, p.441-448. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract Using data from the Swedish Cancer-Environment Register, time trends in the standardised incidence ratio (SIR) for lung cancer 1961-1979 were studied in different occupations. After adjustments for differences in the SIR with respect to year of birth, only the decreasing trends for blacksmiths and members of the armed forces as well as increasing trends for foundry workers and construction machine operators were significant (p < 0.05). For bakers and pastry cooks, there was a significant interaction between year of birth and observation period in relation to SIR. Data on smoking habits, obtained from a sample of the population, did not seem to explain the trends.
Descriptors (primary) bakery products industry; Sweden; statistical trends; morbidity; foundries; lung cancer; construction industry; risk factors; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; respiratory diseases; neoplasms; registers of occupational diseases; statistical aspects; age
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Food industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Construction industry and civil engineering
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations