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Proportionate Mortality for Cancer by Industry for Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing Sector

PMR Summary Table

  Industry
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING, HUNTING SECTOR Crop production Animal production Forestry/Logging Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Agricultural services, Horticulture
Cause of Death 94 92 99 96 97 93
All Cancer
Oral Cavity Pharynx 105 97 95 129 99 141
Esophagus 113 103 111 153 228 118
Stomach 108 116 93 90 174 102
Intestine and Rectum 95 94 106 80 112 85
Liver and Intra-Hepatic Bile Ducts 96 86 112 67 100 126
Pancreas 91 85 102 96 87 92
Nasal Cavities 72 78 76 0 0 110
Larynx 117 122 88 158 225 113
Retro-Peritoneum, Peritoneum Pleura 64 55 156 0 0 0
Mesothelioma 57 41 76 71 221 58
Malignant Melanoma 112 106 134 141 94 87
Breast 23 17 25 16 9 37
Prostate 165 159 180 192 131 148
Testis 81 80 64 0 0 131
Bladder 100 89 117 119 54 134
Kidney 107 98 139 108 118 69
Brain and Nervous System 93 95 105 98 60 74
Thyroid 99 110 78 0 0 183
Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma 103 103 116 87 65 89
Multiple Myeloma 100 97 124 103 105 71
Leukemia 107 110 111 95 44 108
All Non-Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia 107 109 109 88 57 126
Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia 106 111 117 117 0 39

(Click on headings to view detailed charts for industries.)

The cells show proportionate mortality ratios (PMRs) for each cause of death by industries. The PMRs indicate whether mortality is high or low compared to the general population for the disease specified.

Suggested Citation : NIOSH (2012). National Occupational Mortality Surveillance (NOMS). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluation and Field Studies, Surveillance Branch. <Website address> Date accessed._________.

Suggested Citation : NIOSH (2012). National Occupational Mortality Surveillance (NOMS). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluation and Field Studies, Surveillance Branch. <Website address> Date accessed._________.

Source: For these charts, death certificates for decedents that died in one of the 23 U.S. states between 1999 and 2007 were the source of age (ages 18-90), race (black, white), gender, usual occupation and industry and cause of death. PMRs were calculated with all races and genders combined to evaluate the mortality patterns for 23 site-specific cancers and 17 cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, diabetes, and renal diseases for the larger industries in each of ten sectors: agriculture, forestry, fishing; mining; oil and gas; construction; manufacturing, wholesale & retail trade; transportation, warehousing & utilities; healthcare & social assistance; health care / social services; and services. If a PMR is greater than 100 in the chart, it is elevated; if less, it is said to be decreased. User may consult crosswalks for ICD10 and 2000 Census industry category codes (Chronic Disease and Industry Categories).

When the number of deaths is less than or equal to three, PMRs are displayed, but the number of deaths is indicated by a dash.

PMRs are computed when the data for the population at risk are not available and death rates cannot be computed. Thus the PMRs presented indicate whether the proportion of deaths due to a specific cause appears to be high or low for a particular industry compared to all industries. The 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were computed based on the Poisson distribution if the observed number of deaths was 1000 or less; otherwise, test-based CIs were computed based on the Mantel and Haenszel chi square test.

More information about methods and limitations, source description and listings of states, causes of death and industry codes and the authors' contact information may be found at the main page.

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