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Document ID (ISN)109753
CIS number 09-565
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lehman E.J., Hein M.J., Estill C.F.
Title Proportionate mortality study of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry
Bibliographic information Dec. 2008, Vol.51, No.12, p.950-963. 50 ref.
Abstract This study examined causes of deaths among unionized plumbers, pipefitters and allied trades in the United States. Deaths of union members from the years 1971, 1979, 1987, and 1995 were selected as a representative sample from a computer file provided by the union. These years provided 15,411 deaths for proportionate mortality ratio (PMR) analysis. PMRs for lung cancer and asbestosis were significantly elevated compared to white males in the United States. PMRs for chronic disease of the endocardium and cardiomyopathy were also elevated. However, no elevated risks were observed for other diseases. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) USA; plumbing; pipelaying; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) male workers; lung cancer; risk factors; heart diseases; asbestosis
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) Trenching and excavating