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Document ID (ISN)41916
CIS number 84-1032
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Blair A., Berney B.W., Heid M.F., White D.W.
Title Causes of death among workers in the tobacco industry
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 1983, Vol.38, No.4, p.223-228. 36 ref.
Abstract The number of deaths by cause, race and sex in 2709 workers (black and white males and females) from obituary listings were compared with the general US population. Mortality from cancer of the colon was slightly elevated in all groups. Excess deaths from lung cancer occurred only in white females. Proportionate mortality ratios were high for arteriosclerosis, heart disease, motor vehicle accidents and suicides in most groups, and those for respiratory disease and cirrhosis of the liver were low.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; tobacco industry
Descriptors (secondary) arteriosclerosis; respiratory diseases; lung cancer; gastrointestinal cancer; comparative study; heart diseases; epidemiologic study; sex-linked differences; cirrhosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Tobacco industry