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Document ID (ISN)78570
CIS number 02-659
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Aragonés N., Pollán M., Gustavsson P.
Title Stomach cancer and occupation in Sweden: 1971-89
Bibliographic information May 2002, Vol.59, No.5, p.329-337. 59 ref.
Abstract This cohort study was carried out to examine the relation between gastric cancer and occupation among persons employed in 1970 in Sweden between 1971 and 1989 and to evaluate a possible excess of incidence of gastric cancer among the sub-cohort of persons reporting the same occupation in 1960 and 1970. In both sexes and cohorts, relative risks were computed by occupation and adjusted for age, period of diagnosis and geographical area. Among men, those with increased risk included miners and quarrymen, construction and metal processing workers, electrical and mechanical engineers, fishermen, petrol station workers, motor vehicle drivers, butchers and meat industry workers, dock workers, freight handlers, laundry workers and dry cleaners. Among women, excess risks were found for nurses, cashiers, bank employees, engineering and electronic industry workers, food industry workers, and housekeeping and cleaning workers.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; risk factors; gastrointestinal cancer
Descriptors (secondary) machinery industry; frequency rates; dust level; dry cleaning; service stations and repair shops; manual handling; cleaning; electrical equipment; hazard evaluation; cohort study; housekeeping; construction industry; nursing personnel; metalworking industry; fishing; sex-linked differences; cashiers, tellers and related clerks; meat industry; mining and quarrying; dock work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases