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Long-term mortality study of steelworkers. I. Methodology.
J Occup Med 1969 Jun; 11(6):299-310
Consideration of the methodological problems encountered in designing long-term studies of industrial population mrotality, biases resulting from limitation of data resources, and cause of death patterns observed within the steel industry in one county among white and nonwhite employees. The mortality experience from 1953 to January 1, 1962 was studied among 59,072 males employed in 1953 in seven iron and steel producing plants. Some of the major findings are: during the approximately nin-year period, eight percent of the 59,072 men died; total mortality for the period was higher among nonwhites than whites; the lower mortality of the whites occurred for all cases of death except for deaths due to arteriosclerotic and degeneratiove heart disease; and the average annual mortality rates for the steel-workers was lower than that of the male population of the county in which the plants are situated.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-71-0032; Iron-and-steel-industry; Public-health; Analytical-methods; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Epidemiology
Issue of Publication
Journal of Occupational Medicine
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division