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Proportionate Mortality for Cancer by Industry for Mining Sector

PMR Summary Table

  Industry
MINING SECTOR Metal mining Coal Non metallic and non-specified mining quarrying Mining Support activities
Cause of Death 95 89 95 102 99
All Cancer
Oral Cavity Pharynx 89 125 62 135 140
Esophagus 106 122 86 127 166
Stomach 104 124 95 157 83
Intestine and Rectum 91 83 90 114 86
Liver and Intra-Hepatic Bile Ducts 88 121 76 88 111
Pancreas 71 78 59 84 111
Nasal Cavities 102 192 122 0 0
Larynx 122 39 144 104 116
Retro-Peritoneum, Peritoneum Pleura 16 0 25 0 0
Mesothelioma 49 195 14 44 70
Malignant Melanoma 88 163 62 93 129
Breast 8 11 4 18 21
Prostate 137 146 138 136 121
Testis 111 295 130 0 0
Bladder 107 134 99 79 136
Kidney 114 161 100 127 121
Brain and Nervous System 73 46 74 102 70
Thyroid 58 182 26 82 62
Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma 76 67 70 108 86
Multiple Myeloma 86 64 82 131 92
Leukemia 111 106 109 117 123
All Non-Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia 105 122 91 127 134
Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia 130 62 161 88 87

(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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