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Proportionate Mortality for Cancer by Industry for All Trade Sector

PMR Summary Table

Data from 1999, 2003-2004, 2007-2010

  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 101 106 97 105 105 109 107 104 107 101 101 105 105 99 99 100 100 103 95 99 99 99 86
All Cancer
Oral Cavity Pharynx 100 120 149 125 120 85 156 120 76 98 126 147 114 92 112 85 90 94 89 104 105 88 61
Esophagus 100 141 118 127 153 225 127 142 161 95 133 155 110 71 114 68 100 77 97 74 96 72 40
Stomach 94 116 124 122 97 174 74 90 116 91 89 96 96 98 115 103 91 72 116 91 81 101 51
Intestine and Rectum 102 103 98 102 110 150 115 114 93 101 105 112 108 108 94 108 92 97 100 119 105 108 95
Liver and Intra-Hepatic Bile Ducts 100 113 82 145 93 122 109 129 89 98 123 99 102 82 90 78 95 115 60 107 83 82 91
Pancreas 100 108 138 106 105 104 86 102 103 99 93 99 107 111 99 116 99 112 100 102 109 110 68
Nasal Cavities 85 116 0 189 68 893 246 0 71 80 92 44 52 22 170 26 99 82 0 179 55 45 0
Larynx 94 113 213 94 55 208 89 175 90 92 125 146 113 48 111 40 88 87 104 75 60 49 102
Retro-Peritoneum, Peritoneum Pleura 109 69 0 113 0 0 299 0 84 115 112 109 111 90 78 106 120 48 87 103 83 92 207
Mesothelioma 75 127 0 77 151 86 260 47 156 68 48 179 83 34 101 30 74 97 100 17 40 39 79
Malignant Melanoma 101 124 152 117 116 142 94 83 149 98 130 126 142 72 126 73 104 114 76 119 106 74 48
Breast 99 51 49 36 66 61 37 36 30 106 43 46 74 163 41 171 95 132 41 156 124 163 129
Prostate 92 151 133 150 154 108 165 115 160 83 150 153 126 38 123 35 83 73 130 51 65 38 83
Testis 97 86 0 62 0 0 0 293 222 97 206 157 242 58 148 34 77 0 118 0 97 59 106
Bladder 102 136 162 148 151 143 164 145 134 97 138 111 134 67 126 70 103 100 126 71 82 68 63
Kidney 101 122 47 119 138 133 152 127 125 98 97 119 109 84 111 81 109 95 123 97 104 81 47
Brain and Nervous System 101 109 165 90 89 64 95 90 129 100 103 101 132 105 110 111 97 158 79 73 103 107 65
Thyroid 98 119 0 107 124 140 0 220 91 95 80 102 137 61 85 72 126 103 47 80 70 62 56
Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma 103 107 137 109 91 61 83 133 127 102 113 116 120 106 106 102 112 108 74 96 114 104 131
Multiple Myeloma 96 104 31 97 119 82 60 88 113 95 88 116 103 102 103 105 98 117 92 96 87 101 100
Leukemia 97 100 110 107 109 42 73 93 98 96 106 98 107 98 108 100 96 107 99 105 104 98 47
All Non-Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia 97 101 125 101 111 42 65 92 96 96 100 106 106 100 105 102 98 109 89 104 109 100 49
Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia 97 98 65 130 101 39 96 95 105 96 125 78 111 93 115 96 91 101 127 107 88 91 39

(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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