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Document ID (ISN)41231
CIS number 84-187
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bertin M.
Title Survey of cancer mortality among the staff of the French national electricity and gas boards
Original title Enquête sur la mortalité par cancer parmi le personnel en activité à E.D.F.-G.D.F. [in French]
Bibliographic information 1983, Vol.44, No.5, p.329-338. 32 ref.
Abstract This survey deals with the mortality rate of the male staff of these energy producing and distributing boards, with emphasis on deaths due to different kinds of cancer. The statistical analysis followed conventional epidemiologic methods. Its aim was to find out if this population could be considered as a random sample of the national population. Important differences were found, however, between expected rates of cancer deaths in the national population and among the staff. Differences were also found between sections of the boards. This raises difficulties in the definition of the control population during a survey on occupational cancers.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; neoplasms; power generation and distribution
Descriptors (secondary) statistical trends; description of technique; epidemiologic study; France
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Power generation and distribution