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Cancer and construction: what occupational histories in a Canadian community reveal.

Authors
Brophy-JT; Keith-MM; Gorey-KM; Laukkanen-E; Luginaah-I; Abu-Zahra-H; Watterson-AE; Hellyer-DJ; Reinhartz-A; Park-RM
Source
Int J Occup Environ Health 2007 Jan; 13(1):32-38
NIOSHTIC No.
20031811
Abstract
From 2000 to 2002, male patients at a Canadian cancer treatment center with new-incident head-and-neck or esophageal cancers were invited to participate in a population-based study. The study population included 87 cases and 172 controls. A lifetime-history questionnaire was administered. Odds ratios (ORs) were calculated for occupational groups with a minimum of five cases, adjusted for duration of employment, age, smoking, alcohol, education, and income. A significantly increased risk was shown for construction workers (OR = 2.20; 95% CI 1.25-3.91). This investigation of a set of rare cancers over a limited time period demonstrates the feasibility of this research approach. The increased risk among construction workers supports the need for more comprehensive study of exposures in this occupational group.
Keywords
Employee-health; Worker-health; Construction; Construction-workers; Age-groups; Age-factors; Substance-abuse; Education; Cancer-rates; Demographic-characteristics; Statistical-analysis
Contact
Brophy JT, 171 Kendall, Point Edward, ON N7V 4G6 Canada
CODEN
IOEHFU
Publication Date
20070101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
jbrophy@ohcow.on.ca
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1077-3525
NIOSH Division
EID
Source Name
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
State
OH
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