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Document ID (ISN)102772
CIS number 03-1626
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gun R.T., Pratt N.L., Griffith E.C., Adams G.G., Bisby J.A., Robinson K.L.
Title Update of a prospective study of mortality and cancer incidence in the Australian petroleum industry
Bibliographic information Feb. 2004, Vol.61, No.2, p.150-156. 29 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to update the analysis of the cohort mortality and cancer incidence among workers in the Australian petroleum industry. Cause-specific mortality and cancer incidence for workers employed between 1981 and 1996 were compared with those of the Australian population by means of standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) and standardized incidence ratios (SIRs). 692 of the 15,957 male subjects and 16 of the 1206 female subjects had died by the cut off date, 31 December 1996. In males, the all-cause SMR and the SMRs for all major disease categories were significantly below unity. A non-significant increase of the all-cancer SIR (1.04) and a significant increase of the incidence of melanoma (SIR 1.54), bladder cancer (SIR 1.37), prostate cancer (SIR 1.19), pleural mesothelioma (SIR 1.80), leukaemia (SIR 1.39) and multiple myeloma (SIR 1.72) were observed. Possible reasons for these trends are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; petroleum and natural gas industry; cancer; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) melanoma; leukaemia; myeloma; bladder tumour; frequency rates; prostatic cancer; cohort study; sex-linked differences; pleural mesothelioma
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry