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Document ID (ISN)112400
CIS number 12-0161
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Guida F., Papadopoulos A., Menvielle G., Matrat M., Févotte J., Cénée S., Cyr D., Schmaus A., Carton M., Paget-Bailly S., Radoï L., Tarnaud C., Bara S., Trétarre B., Luce D., Stücker I.
Title Risk of lung cancer and occupational history - Results of a French population-based case-control study, the ICARE study
Bibliographic information Sep. 2011, Vol.53, No.9, p.1068-1077. 43 ref.
Internet access Risk_of_lung_cancer_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract The objective of this French population-based case-control study was to assess the risk of lung cancer associated with occupations and industries. It included 2923 cases and 3555 controls. Lifelong occupational history was collected. Two lists of occupations known (A) or suspected (B) to be associated with lung cancer were used. Among men, the smoking-adjusted odds ratio was 1.97 for list A (attributable fraction: 12.3%), 1.4 for list B (due especially to carpenters/joiners and transport workers). Among unlisted occupations, excess risks were found for welders, plumbers, and several construction crafts. Odds ratios among women were elevated for list A, list B (due especially to launderers/dry cleaners), cleaners and hairdressers. These results confirm the role of known occupations and give insight into new occupational risk factors among men and women.
Descriptors (primary) France; occupation disease relation; lung cancer; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) dry cleaning; welding and cutting; transport; carpentry; case-control study; sex-linked differences; plumbing; construction industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
Risk evaluation