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Proportionate Mortality for Cancer by Industry for All Trade Sector

PMR Summary Table

  Industry
ALL TRADE SECTOR WHOLESALE TRADE Miscellaneous durable goods Grocery and related products Petroleum and petroleum products Alcoholic Beverages Lumber and other Motor Vehicle, parts supplies Machinery, equipment, and supplies RETAIL TRADE Automobile dealers Building material, supply dealers, home improvement centers Furniture and home furnishings Department Stores, Warehouse clubs Superstores Auto parts, accessories, Tire dealers Department stores, Walmart super stores Grocery and convenience stores Health and personal care stores Gasoline stations Clothing and accessories stores Furniture and home furnishings (Home Centers) General merchandise stores Direct Selling establishments
Cause of Death 99 103 98 98 103 110 104 91 108 99 100 105 105 99 98 98 99 97 92 103 98 99 86
All Cancer
Oral Cavity Pharynx 95 108 240 104 107 62 159 91 63 93 97 139 126 92 102 82 92 78 94 83 115 84 43
Esophagus 91 135 49 122 162 185 78 111 145 86 119 129 88 57 117 58 98 68 129 88 71 61 14
Stomach 90 103 125 96 104 178 119 0 126 88 96 92 89 104 83 108 87 80 130 56 82 109 50
Intestine and Rectum 100 97 112 97 103 129 103 111 93 100 106 110 105 110 104 110 99 89 99 136 101 109 105
Liver and Intra-Hepatic Bile Ducts 103 109 40 147 90 149 94 136 96 102 113 126 113 88 94 83 110 112 74 78 104 86 140
Pancreas 99 104 118 99 97 84 82 81 100 98 109 115 104 108 101 110 90 109 114 93 98 106 74
Nasal Cavities 86 156 0 201 140 1E3 523 0 149 75 0 108 0 0 113 0 99 144 0 347 0 48 0
Larynx 85 93 286 75 56 106 113 162 124 84 109 117 112 48 170 40 84 75 66 107 82 50 163
Retro-Peritoneum, Peritoneum Pleura 103 99 0 193 0 0 0 0 94 104 55 70 148 56 74 66 128 89 0 0 0 58 0
Mesothelioma 69 156 0 93 179 174 99 101 186 59 32 161 65 54 108 45 66 74 95 0 46 64 0
Malignant Melanoma 94 118 161 79 126 127 32 31 145 90 133 142 124 69 122 74 101 112 92 104 105 74 0
Breast 109 55 77 40 87 90 45 44 35 116 49 43 83 190 36 201 103 125 36 139 130 191 153
Prostate 78 131 126 127 129 85 139 102 140 71 131 135 109 34 106 32 81 54 118 58 72 34 57
Testis 100 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 102 146 116 300 116 243 67 104 0 117 0 276 120 0
Bladder 95 122 189 120 134 208 120 150 139 92 146 118 116 72 120 71 92 87 116 51 85 75 43
Kidney 93 117 50 82 142 109 156 58 140 90 89 120 92 85 55 79 110 102 106 70 105 78 42
Brain and Nervous System 97 105 306 81 81 36 69 67 116 96 92 100 119 112 133 112 95 164 85 109 105 114 72
Thyroid 100 95 0 68 127 0 0 0 147 100 102 73 175 57 116 67 160 183 69 0 123 59 130
Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma 100 114 155 111 84 42 116 145 138 99 113 102 117 115 102 109 109 106 59 110 124 113 144
Multiple Myeloma 94 103 63 95 99 86 72 49 117 93 92 118 108 113 58 117 107 103 74 94 72 113 75
Leukemia 90 97 34 95 108 45 75 53 90 90 107 104 120 85 74 83 88 107 85 110 73 81 36
All Non-Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia 91 101 45 99 125 31 67 53 80 90 107 119 119 86 59 82 90 94 88 116 80 83 45
Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia 89 85 0 82 62 83 96 53 116 90 110 59 127 82 119 84 81 138 74 95 52 78 0

(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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