|Document ID (ISN)||103858|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Ali R., Yu C.L., Wu M.T., Ho C.K., Pan B.J., Smith T., Christiani D.C.
||A case-control study of parental occupation, leukemia, and brain tumors in an industrial city in Taiwan
||Sep. 2004, Vol.46, No.9, p.985-992. 40 ref.
||A case-control study was conducted in an industrial city in Taiwan to determine whether parents of newly-diagnosed patients who were younger than 30 years old with leukaemia or brain tumours or the patients themselves were more likely to have been employed in certain occupations or industries. Job histories were collected for parents (and for subjects if they worked) in 103 newly-diagnosed cases of leukaemia, 74 newly diagnosed cases of brain tumours, and 417 controls matched for age and sex. All jobs since the age of 16 that the subjects held for more than six months were coded for occupation and industry according the standard four-digit system used in Taiwan. Certain codes were significantly associated with increased odds ratios of childhood tumours. Leukaemia was more common in children of fathers who had worked as wood treaters (OR 16.03) and as building finishers and related trades workers (OR 4.08). Brain tumours were more common in children of mothers who had worked in electronic parts and components manufacturing (OR 13.78), as textile and garment workers (OR 7.25), as well as in subjects who had worked with certain electronic parts and components (OR 28.67). Separate analyses also were performed for parental jobs held during the preconception, perinatal, and postnatal periods.
||leukaemia; parental exposure; brain cancer; occupation disease relation; Taiwan (China)
||children; wood impregnation; case-control study; clothing industry; electronics industry; textile industry; building industry
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Taiwan (China); USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the nervous system