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Document ID (ISN)66512
CIS number 96-678
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Beall C., Delzell E., Macaluso M.
Title Mortality patterns among women in the motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Bibliographic information Sep. 1995, Vol.28, No.3, p.325-337. 30 ref.
Abstract The mortality experience of 11,271 women employed in a large motor vehicle manufacturing company in 1973 was evaluated. Follow-up was conducted to 1985. The overall mortality rate of the cohort was lower than the U.S. rate by 15% among whites and by 40% among blacks. Among whites, the low mortality rate was due primarily to deficits of noncancer deaths, although a 32% deficit was also observed for breast cancer. Despite evidence of a strong healthy worker effect among women in this industry, the study found excesses of lung cancer among white women in assembly jobs and of pancreatic cancer among white assembly workers in upholstery and trim operations.
Descriptors (primary) USA; women; motor vehicle industry; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; healthy worker effect; occupation disease relation; long-term study; tumour of the pancreas; cancer; lung cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry