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Document ID (ISN)103428
CIS number 04-329
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Szymczak W., Szadkowska-Stańczyk I.
Title Quantitative assessment of lung cancer risk in men employed in the pulp and paper industry in Poland
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2004, Vol.17, No.2, p.263-272. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract To estimate the probability of death from lung cancer in the paper industry, a competing-risk prediction model was developed. The risk assessment was based on the data collected from a cohort of workers at a Polish paper plant. Using the model, it was possible to estimate an additional risk of lung cancer related to a specific period of occupational exposure, adjusted by age of entering the cohort. Thus in the group with first exposure at the age below 29, the risk changed from 2.25x10-7 during the first year of employment to 1.40x10-5 after 10 years, whereas in the group of workers with first exposure at the age of 50 years, the risk changed from 6.42x10-5 to 4.28x10-4. Using the risk model including elements of competing risk, it is possible to provide a more thorough characterization of the relationship between the exposure level and probability of death from lung cancer.
Descriptors (primary) Poland; occupational diseases; pulp and paper industry; lung cancer; hazard evaluation; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) exposure evaluation; cohort study; mathematical models; job-exposure relation; long-term study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Paper and paper products industry
Risk evaluation