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Document ID (ISN)78047
CIS number 02-170
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kaerlev L., Teglbjaerg P.S., Sabroe S., Kolstad H.A., Ahrens W., Eriksson M., Llopis González A., Guénel P., Hardell L., Launoy G., Merler E., Merletti F., Maorales Suárez-Varela M.M., Stang A.
Title Occupation and small bowel adenocarcinoma: A European case-control study
Bibliographic information Nov. 2000, Vol.57, No.11, p.760-766. 30 ref.
Abstract To study the aetiology of small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA), a European multi-centre case-control study was conducted in 1995-7. Cases aged 35-69 years with SBA were recruited. After histological examination, 107 cases and 3915 controls were accepted, of which 79 cases, 579 colon cancer controls, and 2070 population controls were interviewed. The strongest industrial risk factors for SBA taking account of an exposure lag of 10 years were dry cleaning, manufacturing of workwear, mixed farming (women), and manufacturing of motor vehicles (men). A significantly increased risk of SBA (odds ratio (OR)) was found among men employed as building caretakers (OR 6.7), and women employed as housekeepers (OR 2.2); general farm labourers (OR 4.7); dockers (OR 2.9); dry cleaners or launderers (OR 4.1) and textile workers (sewers or embroiders, OR 2.6). Among welders, people performing semi-automatic arc welding were identified as a high risk group (OR 5.0).
Descriptors (primary) occupation disease relation; risk factors; gastrointestinal cancer
Descriptors (secondary) Europe; case-control study; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; Denmark; Spain; France; Italy; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases