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Cancer incidence among police officers in a U.S. northeast region: 1976-2006.

Authors
Gu-JK; Burchfiel-CM; Charles-LE; Andrew-ME; Violanti-JM
Source
Int J Emerg Mental Health 2011 Oct; 13(4):279-289
NIOSHTIC No.
20041198
Abstract
Police officers are exposed to occupational hazards which may put them at increased risk of cancer. We examined the incidence of cancer in a cohort of 2,234 white-male police officers in Buffalo, New York. The study population was followed for 31 years (1976-2006). The incidence of cancer, ascertained using a population-based tumor registry, was compared with 9 US regions using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program data. Four hundred and six officers (18.2%) developed cancer between 1976 and 2006. The risk of overall cancer among police officers was found to be similar to the general white-male population (Standardized Incidence Ratio [SIR] = 0.94, 95%, Confidence Interval [CI] = 0.85- 1.03). An elevated risk of Hodgkin's lymphoma was observed relative to the general population (SIR = 3.34, 95%, CI = 1.22-7.26). The risk of brain cancer, although only slightly elevated relative to the general population (SIR = 1.61, 95%, CI = 0.73-3.05), was significantly increased with 30 years or more of service (SIR = 2.92, 95%, CI = 1.07-6.36). Incidence ratios were significantly lower than expected for skin and bladder cancer. Police officers were at increased risk of Hodgkin's lymphoma overall and of brain cancer after 30 years of service.
Keywords
Humans; Men; Women; Law-enforcement-workers; Stress; Age-groups; Police-officers; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Cancer; Hazards; Surveillance-programs; Statistical-analysis; Emergency-responders; Author Keywords: Incidence; cancer; law enforcement officers; epidemiology; employment; occupational health
Publication Date
20111001
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
jgu@cdc.gov
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-Number-212-2008-M-25404
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
1522-4821
NIOSH Division
HELD
Priority Area
Public Safety
Source Name
International Journal of Emergency Mental Health
State
NY; WV
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