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Document ID (ISN)74339
CIS number 00-115
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carel R., Levitas-Langman A., Kordysh E., Goldsmith J., Friger M.
Title Case-referent study on occupational risk factors for bladder cancer in southern Israel
Bibliographic information Aug. 1999, Vol.72, No.5, p.304-308. 29 ref.
Abstract To evaluate the possible association between occupational exposure and male bladder cancer in the Negev region of southern Israel, 92 bladder cancer patients were studied by interview and compared with 92 males without oncological disease after matching by age and country of origin. The questionnaire was developed to gather information on demography, life-time occupational history, smoking habits, coffee consumption and health status, and the analysis of the data was performed by statistical methods. Significant associations were found between bladder cancer occurrence and occupational exposure to solvents, dusts and multiple chemicals; nephrolithiasis; and cigarette smoking. Certain types of occupational exposure, other than aromatic amines and dyes, may be considered as contributing factors in the epidemiology of bladder cancer.
Descriptors (primary) Israel; risk factors; bladder tumour; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) male workers; smoking; urinary lithiasis; dust; statistical evaluation; chemical products; questionnaire survey; case-control study; solvents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIsrael
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system