|Document ID (ISN)||74683|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Aronson K.J., Howe G.R., Carpenter M., Fair M.E.
||Surveillance of potential associations between occupations and causes of death in Canada, 1965-91
||Apr. 1999, Vol.56, No.4, p.265-269. 20 ref.
||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.
||occupation disease relation; mortality
||waiters, waitresses and bartenders; coronary diseases; Canada; infectious diseases; painting; statistical evaluation; cancer; epidemiologic study; cohort study; health care personnel; hairdressing; taxis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases