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Document ID (ISN)106293
CIS number 07-310
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ji J., Hemminki K.
Title Socioeconomic and occupational risk factors for pancreatic cancer: A cohort study in Sweden
Bibliographic information Mar. 2006, Vol.48, No.3, p.283-288. 29 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the associations between socio-economic and occupational factors and pancreatic cancer. The Swedish Family Cancer Database was used to calculate standardized incidence ratios for different social classes and occupational groups. Lung cancer risks were also determined. The reference group was all the economically active population of Sweden. It was found that farmers were at a decreased risk of pancreatic cancer. A slightly increased risk of pancreatic cancer, independent of lung cancer risk, was observed for male professionals and managers. In addition to smoking, contributory factors may include physical inactivity and obesity. Among women, increased risks were observed for cooks, as well as glass, ceramic and tile workers. Results show that socio-economic and occupational factors play a small role in the aetiology of pancreatic cancer.
Descriptors (primary) non-occupational factors; risk factors; tumour of the pancreas; Sweden
Descriptors (secondary) aetiology; smoking; occupation disease relation; lung cancer; obesity; white-collar workers; confounding factors; sex-linked differences; pottery industry; glass industry; cooking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Endocrine diseases