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Document ID (ISN)74936
CIS number 00-745
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Reynolds P., Elkin E.P., Layefsky M.E., Lee G.M.
Title Cancer in California school employees, 1988-1992
Bibliographic information Aug. 1999, Vol.36, No.2, p.271-278. 32 ref.
Abstract Periodic concerns about excesses of cancer among teachers in California schools prompted our examination of cancer incidence in California school employees. Records of school employees between 1987-1992 were linked to the California Cancer Registry of incident cases diagnosed 1988-1992. Sex-, race- and age-adjusted standardized incidence ratios were calculated for specific cancer sites. Analyses stratified by sex, race/ethnicity and job assignment were also performed. Melanoma of the skin, thyroid cancer, prostate cancer and female cancers of the breast, uterus and ovary all occurred more frequently than expected in these school employees. In contrast, cancers of the respiratory system, oral cavity, digestive system, urinary system and uterine cervix occurred less frequently. The incidence of cancers thought to be related to hormones and/or higher socioeconomic status appeared elevated while cancers often linked to smoking and/or alcohol intake occurred less frequently in this large cohort of professional school employees.
Descriptors (primary) California; educational institutions; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; melanoma; ovarian cancer; USA; lung cancer; thyroid cancer; breast cancer; cohort study; sex-linked differences; health service records; uterine cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions