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Document ID (ISN)108669
CIS number 08-1129
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Burdorf A., Jńrvholm B., Siesling S.
Title Asbestos exposure and differences in occurrence of peritoneal mesothelioma between men and women across countries
Bibliographic information Dec. 2007, Vol.64, No.12, p.839-842. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the role of asbestos exposure in the aetiology of peritoneal mesothelioma and differences in the incidence of peritoneal mesothelioma among women and men in Sweden and the Netherlands. All cases of peritoneal mesothelioma from the national cancer registers of both countries for the period 1989-2003 were selected. Linear regression analysis was used to analyse trends over time. Among men, the incidence rate of peritoneal mesothelioma in the Netherlands was consistently higher than in Sweden. No trends over time were observed in either country, which may reflect the limited role of exposure to asbestos in the aetiology of peritoneal mesothelioma as compared to pleural mesothelioma. During the 15-year period in the Netherlands, the incidence rate among men was about 3.3-fold that of women. In Sweden, the incidence rate among women was slightly higher than of men up to 1999, and thereafter about threefold higher among men. This sudden shift was statistically significant and seemed mainly caused by changes in classification of peritoneal tumours.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; Netherlands; frequency rates; peritoneal mesothelioma; sex-linked differences; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) aetiology; registers of occupational diseases; long-term study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases
Asbestos