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Document ID (ISN)65998
CIS number 96-151
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Burns P.B., Swanson G.M.
Title Stomach cancer risk among black and white men and women: The role of occupation and cigarette smoking
Bibliographic information Oct. 1995, Vol.37, No.10, p.1218-1223. 35 ref.
Abstract A telephone interview survey was carried out to determine occupational and tobacco-use histories for 739 stomach cancer cases and 3750 population controls. Cigarette smokers had a 50% increase in stomach cancer risk; risk increased with increasing levels of smoking. The majority of occupations with significant increases in stomach cancer risk were among white men and included agricultural workers, driver sales, assembly workers, mechanics and material movers. Black women assembly workers and white women food workers were also at increased risk. No association was found between dust exposure and stomach cancer.
Descriptors (primary) smoking; gastrointestinal cancer; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; sex-linked differences; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Gastrointestinal diseases