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Proportionate Mortality for Cancer by Industry for Mining Sector

PMR Summary Table

Data from 1999, 2003-2004, 2007-2010

  Industry
MINING SECTOR Metal mining Coal Non metallic and non-specified mining quarrying Mining Support activities
Cause of Death 96 97 95 105 95
All Cancer
Oral Cavity Pharynx 104 162 71 133 132
Esophagus 114 121 105 144 115
Stomach 99 135 90 115 95
Intestine and Rectum 91 83 88 112 90
Liver and Intra-Hepatic Bile Ducts 91 111 69 113 116
Pancreas 75 84 59 95 95
Nasal Cavities 109 118 119 196 46
Larynx 143 67 160 111 155
Retro-Peritoneum, Peritoneum Pleura 28 0 27 57 29
Mesothelioma 83 263 23 95 124
Malignant Melanoma 90 157 63 106 109
Breast 9 11 3 23 15
Prostate 159 189 160 165 135
Testis 135 200 119 0 177
Bladder 114 119 120 107 104
Kidney 116 141 107 130 119
Brain and Nervous System 77 85 75 83 75
Thyroid 66 108 60 92 47
Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma 92 88 77 137 101
Multiple Myeloma 84 62 86 99 81
Leukemia 106 107 108 110 100
All Non-Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia 98 114 90 98 107
Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia 132 89 163 143 76

(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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