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Document ID (ISN)49950
CIS number 88-1206
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Malker H.S.R., Gemne G.
Title A register-epidemiology study on cancer among Swedish printing industry workers
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 1987, Vol.42, No.2, p.73-82. Illus. 63 ref.
Abstract The Swedish Cancer Environment Registry, a population-based Cancer Registry, has been supplemented with 1960 census data on occupation and industry. This information system was used to generate hypotheses on occupational high-cancer-risk groups and to discuss some methodological problems connected with register epidemiology. By successive exclusion of parts of the original population of printing industry workers with excess risks of lung and cervical cancer, it was possible to consider similarities and differences between subgroups. The excess risk of cervical cancer disappeared when gainfully employed persons and blue-collar workers were used as controls. After the exclusion procedure there was an excess risk of lung cancer among typographers and lithographers in printing enterprises, especially in some birth-cohorts, due possibly to the working environment.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; lung cancer; brain cancer; printing industry
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)