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Document ID (ISN)108442
CIS number 08-865
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Krstev S., Stewart P., Rusiecki J., Blair A.
Title Mortality among shipyard Coast Guard workers: A retrospective cohort study
Bibliographic information Oct. 2007, Vol.64, No.10, p.651-658. 63 ref.
Abstract The mortality causes of 4413 men and 289 women workers employed between 1950 and 1964 in a United States shipyard were determined. Subjects were followed until 2001 for vital status. Detailed shipyard and lifetime work histories found in the shipyard records and job descriptions were evaluated, enabling workers to be classified as having been likely to be exposed to potential hazardous substances. In addition, 20 job groups were created on the basis of their estimated exposure levels. Standardised mortality ratios were calculated based on the general population and adjusted for age, death period, sex and race. Findings are discussed. Employment in this shipyard revealed a small but significant excess mortality from all causes, lung cancer and mesothelioma, most of which is probably related to asbestos exposure.
Descriptors (primary) USA; risk factors; shipyards; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) mesothelioma; dangerous substances; asbestos; statistical evaluation; exposure evaluation; cohort study; long-term study; lung cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Shipbuliding and ship repair