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Document ID (ISN)59374
CIS number 93-170
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Becker N., Kuhn G., Marschall B., Angerer R., Frentzel-Beyme R., Wahrendorf J.
Title Follow-up study among model and pattern makers in an automobile company in the Federal Republic of Germany
Bibliographic information May 1992, Vol.34, No.5, p.552-558. 13 ref.
Abstract The follow-up of a cohort of 528 model-makers and a control group of 2,273 tool-makers shows an unusual pattern of mortality in the model-makers' cohort. In contrast to the usual ranking, malignant neoplasms are the most frequent causes of death followed by diseases of the cardiovascular system. The rate ratio (RR) for malignant tumours is significantly higher among model-makers than in tool-makers: RR=1.8. The sites affected by excess cancer were the stomach, the genito-urinary organs, and the brain. In contrast to other studies, no tumours of the large intestine were observed. Furthermore, there was a remarkable underrepresentation of tumours of the respiratory organs. Because these results are based on a rather small number of cases, further follow-up of the cohort is warranted to draw more significant conclusions.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; neoplasms; motor vehicle industry; pattern and model making
Descriptors (secondary) genito-urinary system diseases; Germany (Federal Republic of); cardiovascular diseases; gastrointestinal cancer; epidemiologic study; brain cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry