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Document ID (ISN)105060
CIS number 06-566
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mikoczy Z., Hagmar L.
Title Cancer incidence in the Swedish leather tanning industry: Updated findings 1958-99
Bibliographic information July 2005, Vol.62, No.7, p.461-464. 28 ref.
Abstract A cohort of 2027 workers (of which 482 were women) employed for at least one year between 1900 and 1989 at one of three Swedish leather tanneries was established. Depending on the plant, the start of observation varied between 1958 and 1966. Data on incident cancer cases up to 1999 were obtained from the Swedish Cancer Registry. Cause-specific expected cancer incidence was calculated for 1958-99 based on calendar year, sex, and five-year age group for the counties where the plants had been located. Altogether 56,022 person-years at risk were generated. A total of 351 incident cancer cases were observed compared to 302 expected, which resulted in an increased standardised incidence ratio (SIR) of 1.16. An enhanced risk for prostate cancer was observed (SIR 1.44), mainly attributable to the later part of the observation period (1990-99). Other findings were not significant.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; tanning industry; risk factors; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) prostatic cancer; frequency rates; long-term study; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry