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Document ID (ISN)59212
CIS number 92-1893
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Moulin J.J.
Title Methods of assessing smoking effects in occupational cohort studies
Original title Les études épidémiologiques de cohortes industrielles: comment prendre en compte le tabagisme? [in French]
Bibliographic information 1991, Vol.52, No.5, p.319-326. 28 ref.
Abstract This paper describes methods for the interpretation of the results of epidemiologic studies carried out in cohorts of workers aimed at assessing possible lung cancer risks related to occupational exposures. One such method, usable when a statistically significant lung cancer excess appears in a cohort study, enables the tobacco-attributable excess to be evaluated and, therefore, the occupational risk to be calculated. The theoretical model, as well as the practical applications, suggest that a possible tobacco overconsumption in the study cohort is unlikely to account entirely for a lung cancer excess higher than 1.50.
Descriptors (primary) smoking; risk factors; epidemiologic study; lung cancer
Descriptors (secondary) lung diseases; hazard evaluation; neoplasms; description of technique; evaluation of results
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)