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Document ID (ISN)73016
CIS number 99-826
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chatzis C., Danaka G., Linos A., Kales S.N., Christiani D.C.
Title Lung cancer and occupational risk factors in Greece
Bibliographic information Jan. 1999, Vol.41, No.1, p.29-35. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract This study estimated the proportion of lung cancer in Greece that was attributable to occupational exposure. 282 patients with lung cancer and 494 controls were interviewed about their socioeconomic characteristics: sex, age, and occupational, smoking, and residential histories. Each subject was classified as exposed or unexposed to known occupational lung carcinogens. Because of the small number of females exposed, only males were included in the multivariate analyses. After adjustment for smoking, the relative risk for lung cancer was 2.9. If 5% to 10% of the Greek population were occupationally exposed, the attributable risk would be 9.9% to 16.6%, respectively. Occupational exposures conferred an additional risk that was approximately threefold that of smoking alone. Risks increased in a dose-response fashion with increasing cigarette consumption. Topics: age-linked differences; carcinogens; case-control study; dose-response relationship; exposure evaluation; Greece; lung cancer; occupation disease relation; risk factors; smoking.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; lung cancer; occupation disease relation; Greece
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; exposure evaluation; dose-response relationship; risk factors; age-linked differences; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGreece; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)