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Proportionate Mortality for Cardiovascular, Neurodegenerative, & Renal Diseases 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 100 105 98 96 96 87
Diabetes
All Circulatory disease 102 103 100 101 98 97
Hypertensive disease 86 85 82 89 102 99
Ischemic Heart disease 106 108 104 108 103 100
Acute Myocardial Infarction 124 130 121 133 106 103
Other Ischemic Heart disease 99 100 98 101 101 99
Other Heart disease 104 105 106 105 99 95
Cerebrovascular disease 102 106 96 105 90 98
Neurodegenerative disease 92 89 99 98 89 81
Dementia and Alzheimer's disease 84 82 85 97 85 86
Arteriosclerotic Dementia 85 78 85 117 134 98
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 88 87 111 76 40 66
Parkinson's disease 121 117 142 114 104 91
Multiple Sclerosis 53 50 66 65 68 44
Renal disease 104 107 102 100 98 96
Acute Renal Failure 95 94 91 114 86 99
Chronic Renal Failure 107 112 106 95 98 94

(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 (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._________.

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 deaths is less than or equal to five, 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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