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Document ID (ISN)54109
CIS number 90-1220
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schumacher M.C., Slattery M.L., West D.W.
Title Occupation and bladder cancer in Utah
Bibliographic information July 1989, Vol.16, No.1, p.89-102. Bibl.
Abstract The relationship between bladder cancer and occupation, industries, and occupational exposures in Utah were examined in a population-based, case-control study conducted between 1977 and 1983. Life-long occupational histories were obtained for 417 cases (332 men and 85 women) and 877 controls (685 men and 192 women). Increased risks were detected among men for employment in the leather and textile industries which increased with duration of employment. Among men and women, increased risk was detected among clerical workers. A protective effect was seen among men and women for 10 or more years employment in professional, managerial, and technical occupations. Increased risk for bladder cancer was detected among carpenters who smoked but not among carpenters who never smoked. Interactions between smoking and other industrial or occupational exposures were not demonstrated, and for the most part, smoking did not confound the estimates of the bladder cancer-occupation relationships.
Descriptors (primary) smoking; occupation disease relation; bladder tumour; neoplasms; risk factors; textile industry; leather goods industry; carpentry
Descriptors (secondary) USA; Utah; length of service; women; long-term study; long-term exposure; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Footwear, leather and fur industry