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Document ID (ISN)105044
CIS number 06-562
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zhang Y., Cantor K.P., Lynch C.F., Zhu Y., Zheng T.
Title Occupation and risk of pancreatic cancer: A population-based case-control study in Iowa
Bibliographic information Apr. 2005, Vol.47, No.4, p.392-398. 48 ref.
Abstract Previous epidemiological studies have inconsistently linked various occupations and industries to pancreatic cancer risk. This study analysed data from a population-based case-control study conducted in Iowa involving 376 pancreatic cancer cases and 2434 control subjects. A significantly increased risk was observed among men who worked in the following industries: chemical and allied products; transportation; elementary and secondary schools. Increased risks also were observed in men who were employed as truck drivers, railroad signal and switch operators; purchasing agents and buyers; teachers; insurance agents; and retail supervisors. Among women, a significantly increased risk of pancreatic cancer was found for persons employed in furniture and home furnishing stores, and a borderline increased risk among textile sewing machine operators.
Descriptors (primary) Iowa; cancer; pancreatic diseases; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) chemical industry; USA; drivers; office work; case-control study; furniture industry; road transport; retail trade; teaching; sex-linked differences; clothing industry; rail transport
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Endocrine diseases