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Document ID (ISN)103374
CIS number 04-343
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2891-4
Year 2004
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 265
Author(s) Nichols L., Sorahan T.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Further update of cancer incidence and cancer mortality in a cohort of semiconductor workers
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2004. vi, 27p. 7 ref. Price: GBP 10.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
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Abstract This study investigated cancer mortality and morbidity of a cohort of 1807 employees from a semiconductor factory in the United Kingdom. The cohort comprised workers in employment in 1970, and workers commencing employment in the period 1970-1979. Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) and standardized registration ratios (SRRs) were used to assess mortality and morbidity respectively in the total cohort compared to the general population. Overall mortality was close to expectation among men (SMR 99) and below expectation among women (SMR 74). Cancer mortality (all sites) was above expectation among men (SMR 112) and below expectation in women (SMR 69). Incidence of all sites of cancer were close to expectations for both men and women. However, certain sites had significantly high incidence (rectum among men, SRR 284, pancreas and malignant mesothelioma among women, SRR 226 and 221 respectively). Follow-up to the study analysed under CIS 86-154.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; risk factors; electronics industry; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) mesothelioma; rectal cancer; United Kingdom; report; frequency rates; cohort study; long-term study; sex-linked differences; tumour of the pancreas
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Electronics industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment