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Document ID (ISN)109326
CIS number 09-302
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Preller L., Balder H.F., Tielemans E., van den Brandt P.A., Goldbohm R.A.
Title Occupational lung cancer risk among men in the Netherlands
Bibliographic information Apr. 2008, Vol.65, No.4, p.249-254. 32 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to assess male lung cancer risks for industrial sectors in the Netherlands. Associations were studied in a cohort of 58,279 men aged 55-69 years. Data on 1920 incident lung cancer cases were available after 11.3 years of follow-up. Using Cox proportional models, risks were estimated for blue collar workers in 26 industrial sectors. Adjusted for confounders, an increased risk of lung cancer was observed for employment for ≥15 years in blue collar jobs in the "electronics and optical instruments" industry (relative risk RR 1.99), "construction and homebuilding business" (RR 1.64) and "railway company" (RR 2.40). Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Netherlands; male workers; risk factors; lung cancer; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) maintenance; hazard evaluation; cohort study; construction industry; blue-collar workers; optical industry; electronics industry; statistical evaluation; rail transport
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Electronics industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)