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Document ID (ISN)100603
CIS number 02-1655
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kaerlev L., Teglbjaerg P.S., Sabroe S., Kolstad H.A., Ahrens W., Eriksson M., Guénel P., Hardell L., Cyr D., Ballard T., Zambon P., Morales Suárez-Varela M.M., Stang A., Olsen J.
Title Occupational risk factors for small bowel carcinoid tumor: A European population-based case-control study
Bibliographic information June 2002, Vol.44, No.6, p.516-522. 24 ref.
Abstract Small bowel carcinoid tumour (SBC) is a rare disease of possible occupational origin. In a population-based case-control study conducted from 1995 through 1997, 84 incident SBC cases between 35 and 69 years of age and 2070 population controls were identified and interviewed in five European countries. The industries most closely associated (a twofold or more odds ratio (OR)) with SBC, taking into account a 10-year time lag after exposure were, among women, the wholesale industry of food and beverages (OR, 8.2) and among men, manufacturing of motor vehicle bodies (OR, 5.2), footwear (OR, 3.9) and metal structures (OR, 3.3). The identified high-risk occupations with an OR above 2 were shoemakers, structural metal preparers, construction painters and other construction workers, bookkeepers, machine fitters and welders. The OR for regular occupational use of organic solvents for at least half a year was 2.0. Exposure to rust-preventive paint containing lead is another potential risk factor (OR, 9.1).
Descriptors (primary) occupation disease relation; risk factors; gastrointestinal cancer
Descriptors (secondary) solvents; case-control study; corrosion protection; construction industry; wholesale trade; frequency rates; motor vehicle industry; sex-linked differences; food industry; beverage industry; metalworking industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; Denmark; Spain; France; Italy; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases