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Document ID (ISN)62299
CIS number 94-907
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rotimi C., Austin H., Delzell E., Day C., Macaluso M., Honda Y.
Title Retrospective follow-up study of foundry and engine plant workers
Bibliographic information Oct. 1993, Vol.24, No.4, p.485-498. Illus. 38 ref
Abstract A retrospective follow-up study of 21,013 workers employed at a foundry and two engine manufacturing plants was conducted to determine if these workers had an unusual mortality experience. A total of 2,235 deaths occurred during the follow-up period of 1970-1987. Mortality from all causes was lower than expected. Men experienced a 6-13% excess of lung cancer deaths, depending on the choice of the comparison group. The data displayed evidence of a positive trend between lung cancer mortality and increasing duration of employment (p=0.008). White men experienced a statistically significant excess of deaths from stomach cancer (SMR=158; 95% CI=101-234). Black men had increased mortality from pancreatic cancer, especially among engine plant workers (SMR=303; CI=121-624), and an excess of prostate cancer, concentrated among foundry workers (SMR=234; CI=112-430).
Descriptors (primary) race-linked differences; occupational pathology; foundries; cancer; motor vehicle industry; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) USA; occupational diseases; lung cancer; long-term study; prostatic cancer; cohort study; gastrointestinal cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations