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Document ID (ISN)74683
CIS number 00-420
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Aronson K.J., Howe G.R., Carpenter M., Fair M.E.
Title Surveillance of potential associations between occupations and causes of death in Canada, 1965-91
Bibliographic information Apr. 1999, Vol.56, No.4, p.265-269. 20 ref.
Abstract An occupational surveillance system was established consisting of a cohort of 457 224 men and 242,196 women employed between 1965 and 1971, constituting about 10% of the labour force in Canada during that period. Mortality between 1965 and 1991 was determined by computerized record linkage with the Canadian mortality database. Through regression analysis, associations between 670 occupations and 70 specific causes of death were evaluated. There were almost 116,000 deaths among men and over 26,800 deaths among women. About 28,000 comparisons were made between occupations and specific causes of death. With various reporting criteria, several potentially significant relationships were noted, including: infectious disease mortality among barbers and hairdressers; laryngeal cancer among male metal fitters and assemblers; lung cancer among female waiters; breast cancer among female metal fitters and assemblers; brain cancer among female nursing assistants and male painters; and ischaemic heart disease among female inspectors and foremen and among male taxi drivers and chauffeurs.
Descriptors (primary) occupation disease relation; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) waiters, waitresses and bartenders; coronary diseases; Canada; infectious diseases; painting; statistical evaluation; cancer; epidemiologic study; cohort study; health care personnel; hairdressing; taxis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases