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Proportionate Mortality for Cancer by Industry for Transportation Sector

PMR Summary Table

Data from 1999, 2003-2004, 2007-2010

  Industry
TRANSPORTATION, WAREHOUSING UTILITIES SECTOR Air transportation Water transportation Rail Truck transportation COURIER, MESSENGER Bus service and urban transit Taxi and limo Pipeline Transportation Scenic and Sightseeing Services incidental for transportation Postal service Warehousing and Storage Electric power Natural gas distribution Electric, Gas and other combinations not specified Water supply and Irrigation Sewage treatment facilities Other utilities not specified
Cause of Death 101 110 103 101 99 104 100 80 97 101 103 105 96 108 107 108 102 93 108
All Cancer
Oral Cavity Pharynx 110 134 144 109 121 127 96 57 122 119 101 89 76 154 57 93 114 100 95
Esophagus 125 126 144 136 131 161 90 86 75 89 117 103 102 153 138 159 132 102 153
Stomach 107 117 129 110 102 114 132 98 117 131 116 99 151 95 100 83 143 72 83
Intestine and Rectum 105 117 90 108 102 114 106 79 98 104 108 109 92 112 116 113 116 112 114
Liver and Intra-Hepatic Bile Ducts 108 117 151 105 98 126 108 144 105 105 121 102 103 121 89 100 116 101 95
Pancreas 94 121 103 87 83 139 93 75 72 93 98 107 102 114 116 111 89 90 113
Nasal Cavities 99 63 59 109 86 196 0 158 0 0 50 163 111 277 0 96 87 179 108
Larynx 133 81 206 153 163 155 82 129 227 95 132 99 94 74 103 71 143 85 74
Retro-Peritoneum, Peritoneum Pleura 54 19 35 31 41 0 87 0 0 91 46 68 150 108 86 111 0 56 94
Mesothelioma 118 73 297 135 79 116 62 57 282 33 133 98 148 272 165 218 204 105 215
Malignant Melanoma 101 163 98 117 92 62 94 35 123 85 102 91 45 150 134 177 78 68 183
Breast 36 66 27 18 16 59 76 21 33 57 65 63 38 47 59 64 32 14 70
Prostate 153 162 172 166 146 214 142 147 124 162 143 162 156 150 134 141 138 212 143
Testis 111 133 87 121 106 146 109 0 0 101 123 88 162 148 0 84 250 0 0
Bladder 122 126 139 127 126 173 108 104 105 127 112 112 96 109 150 146 133 90 156
Kidney 109 95 98 110 104 98 106 67 54 82 119 125 102 118 146 137 105 101 129
Brain and Nervous System 88 139 67 92 71 101 92 40 88 102 94 105 84 135 78 120 95 75 119
Thyroid 90 114 57 91 74 77 60 28 150 25 136 127 83 73 137 89 116 125 84
Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma 99 113 87 99 93 142 99 77 97 119 90 106 109 115 77 114 113 94 114
Multiple Myeloma 102 127 70 104 84 117 116 65 88 145 109 132 98 106 162 114 99 106 116
Leukemia 101 118 85 98 94 101 94 79 146 108 95 112 92 141 151 121 95 83 118
All Non-Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia 101 117 82 97 88 109 106 81 123 119 103 115 102 147 167 119 87 82 120
Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia 102 124 94 103 111 66 59 70 207 74 73 103 62 126 109 128 117 88 112

(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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