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Document ID (ISN)107167
CIS number 07-1060
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lee D.J., Fleming L.E., LeBlanc W.G., Arheart K.L., Chung-Bridges K., Christ S.L., Caban A.J., Pitman T.
Title Occupation and lung cancer mortality in a nationally representative U.S. cohort: The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
Bibliographic information Aug. 2006, Vol.48, No.8, p.823-832. 61 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to assess the risk of lung cancer mortality in a representative sample of U.S. workers by occupation. The National Death Index identified 1812 lung cancer deaths among 143,863 workers who participated in the 1987, 1988, and 1990-1994 National Health Interview Surveys. Current and former smoking status was predictive of lung cancer mortality (hazard ratio [HR] 15.1 and 3.8, respectively). Occupations with significantly higher risk for age- and smoking- adjusted lung cancer mortality included heating/air/refrigeration mechanics (HR 3.0), non-specified mechanics and repairers (HR 2.8), financial records processing occupations (HR 1.8), freight, stock, and materials handlers (HR 1.5) and precision production occupations (HR 1.4).
Descriptors (primary) USA; lung cancer; occupation disease relation; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) refrigerating equipment; smoking; mechanics; precision mechanics; transport of materials; data processing; cohort study; maintenance and repair
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)