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

PMR Summary Table

Data from 1999, 2003-2004, 2007-2010

  Industry
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING, HUNTING SECTOR Crop production Animal production Forestry/Logging Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Agricultural services, Horticulture
Cause of Death 97 95 101 100 102 93
All Cancer
Oral Cavity Pharynx 119 114 108 145 172 122
Esophagus 117 112 118 138 162 116
Stomach 111 122 98 103 114 100
Intestine and Rectum 100 98 112 92 109 89
Liver and Intra-Hepatic Bile Ducts 106 101 103 97 124 130
Pancreas 94 93 102 93 93 90
Nasal Cavities 94 81 86 86 112 151
Larynx 129 130 99 180 182 134
Retro-Peritoneum, Peritoneum Pleura 68 71 107 26 72 15
Mesothelioma 63 56 71 90 136 37
Malignant Melanoma 113 106 138 120 92 100
Breast 24 20 24 17 16 31
Prostate 188 184 212 205 145 157
Testis 112 119 125 55 107 122
Bladder 105 97 117 128 92 115
Kidney 110 105 136 101 102 90
Brain and Nervous System 96 97 110 100 75 75
Thyroid 92 100 91 42 0 117
Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma 103 102 119 95 73 88
Multiple Myeloma 108 103 119 105 113 112
Leukemia 110 109 122 111 81 101
All Non-Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia 107 105 116 107 69 105
Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia 121 120 140 122 123 82

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

Suggested Citation : NIOSH (2015). 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 2010 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 observed deaths is less than five, it is suppressed and shown as <5.

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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