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Document ID (ISN)63685
CIS number 95-164
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Partanen T., Kauppinen T., Degerth R., Moneta G., Mearelli I., Ojajńrvi A., Hernberg S., Koskinen H., Pukkala E.
Title Pancreatic cancer in industrial branches and occupations in Finland
Bibliographic information June 1994, Vol.25, No.6, p.851-866. 76 ref.
Abstract An examination of the risk of pancreatic cancer associated with occupation, by industrial branch and job title was undertaken in a nationwide case-referent study in Finland. The source of the cases and referents was the Finish Cancer Registry. Increases in risk of pancreatic cancer were suggested for a small number of industrial branches and job titles, including stone mining, cement and building materials, pharmacists and sales associates in pharmacies, male wood machinists, male gardeners, female textile workers and male transport inspectors and supervisors. The exposures potentially implicated are discussed. In agreement with the overall results of epidemiologic studies conducted elsewhere, direct occupational determinants probably do not account for a substantial share of the aetiology of pancreatic cancer, at least in conditions resembling Finnish working environments some 15-40 years ago.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; Finland; statistical aspects; pancreatic diseases; tumour of the pancreas; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Endocrine diseases