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Document ID (ISN)109950
CIS number 09-807
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) MacArthur A.C., Le N.D., Fang R., Band P.R.
Title Identification of occupational cancer risk in British Columbia: A population-based case-control study of 2,998 lung cancers by histopathological subtype
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.52, No.3, p.221-232. 47 ref.
Abstract The objective of this case-control study was to evaluate the relationship between lung cancer and sector of activity by histopathological subtype. Cases consisted of male 2998 subjects diagnosed between 1983 and 1990, identified through the British Columbia Cancer Registry. Controls consisted of 10,223 age-matched males selected among the general population. Data were subjected to conditional logistic regression analyses after adjustment for potentially important confounding factors. For all lung cancers, an excess risk was observed for workers in the primary metal, mining, machining, transport, utility and protective services. Associations with histopathological subtypes included an increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma in construction trades, adenocarcinoma for professional workers in medicine and health, small cell carcinoma in railway and truck transport and large cell carcinoma in the primary metal industry.
Descriptors (primary) British Columbia; histopathology; lung cancer; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; carcinoma; machining; hazard evaluation; cohort study; construction industry; mining industry; health care personnel; metalworking industry; health service records; statistical evaluation; smelting plants; road transport
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)