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Document ID (ISN)77934
CIS number 02-236
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lo Presti E., Sperati A., Rapiti E., Di Domenicantonio R., Forastiere F., Perucci C.A.
Title Mortality by cause among workers of a refinery in Rome
Original title MortalitÓ per causa dei lavoratori della raffineria di Roma [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 2001, Vol.92, No.5, p.327-337. 52 ref.
Abstract Mortality was evaluated among blue-collar and white-collar workers employed in an oil refinery plant in Rome (Italy). Age- and sex-adjusted comparison was made with mortality data for the general population of the Lazio region. 682 subjects were followed up since their employment in the plant up to July 1999 and for analyses of selected cancer sites. There were 94 deaths (100.8 expected) among blue-collar and 16 deaths (31.7 expected) among white-collar workers. There was a significant increase in the number of deaths due to cancer of the lung and the bladder and from tumours of the brain. The lower mortality from cardiovascular disease (SMR 0.60 for blue-collar and 0.18 among white-collar workers) indicates the presence of a strong "healthy worker effect".
Descriptors (primary) mortality; white-collar workers; blue-collar workers; petroleum refining
Descriptors (secondary) healthy worker effect; Italy; brain cancer; cardiovascular diseases; lung cancer; cancer; epidemiologic study; bladder tumour
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Petrochemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry