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Gastrointestinal cancer among cement workers. A case-referent study

Jakobsson, Kristina LU ; Attewell, Robyn; Hultgren, Bo and Sjöland, Katarina (1990) In International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 62(4). p.337-340
Abstract
A matched case-referent study was conducted to investigate the risk of gastrointestinal cancer in cement workers. All male cases of cancer in esophagus, stomach, colon and rectum in the period 1922-1988 from two parishes surrounding a cement plant were identified. For each case, four referents were chosen, matched to age and year of death. Employment in the cement plant was confirmed as from plant records or job title noted in the parish books. Of 25 cases with a definite colorectal tumour, 40% had been blue-collar cement workers for 25 years or more, compared with 20% of their referents [odds ratio (OR) 3.2; 95% confidence limits (CI) 1.1-9.4]. There were indications of a dose (time of employment)-response relationship. For 18 cases with... (More)
A matched case-referent study was conducted to investigate the risk of gastrointestinal cancer in cement workers. All male cases of cancer in esophagus, stomach, colon and rectum in the period 1922-1988 from two parishes surrounding a cement plant were identified. For each case, four referents were chosen, matched to age and year of death. Employment in the cement plant was confirmed as from plant records or job title noted in the parish books. Of 25 cases with a definite colorectal tumour, 40% had been blue-collar cement workers for 25 years or more, compared with 20% of their referents [odds ratio (OR) 3.2; 95% confidence limits (CI) 1.1-9.4]. There were indications of a dose (time of employment)-response relationship. For 18 cases with an esophageal or stomach tumour, the OR for those ever employed as cement workers was 3.2 (CI 1.0-11), but short-term employment predominated, thus making a causal relationship less likely. (Less)
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*Case-Control Studies *Colorectal Neoplasms/chemically induced *Colorectal Neoplasms/epidemiology* *Construction Materials/adverse effects *Dust/adverse effects* *Esophageal Neoplasms/chemically induced *Esophageal Neoplasms/epidemiology* *Humans *Male *Occupational Diseases/chemically induced *Occupational Diseases/epidemiology* *Stomach Neoplasms/chemically induced *Stomach Neoplasms/epidemiology*
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International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
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  abstract     = {A matched case-referent study was conducted to investigate the risk of gastrointestinal cancer in cement workers. All male cases of cancer in esophagus, stomach, colon and rectum in the period 1922-1988 from two parishes surrounding a cement plant were identified. For each case, four referents were chosen, matched to age and year of death. Employment in the cement plant was confirmed as from plant records or job title noted in the parish books. Of 25 cases with a definite colorectal tumour, 40% had been blue-collar cement workers for 25 years or more, compared with 20% of their referents [odds ratio (OR) 3.2; 95% confidence limits (CI) 1.1-9.4]. There were indications of a dose (time of employment)-response relationship. For 18 cases with an esophageal or stomach tumour, the OR for those ever employed as cement workers was 3.2 (CI 1.0-11), but short-term employment predominated, thus making a causal relationship less likely.},
  author       = {Jakobsson, Kristina and Attewell, Robyn and Hultgren, Bo and Sjöland, Katarina},
  issn         = {1432-1246},
  keyword      = {*Case-Control Studies
*Colorectal Neoplasms/chemically induced
*Colorectal Neoplasms/epidemiology*
*Construction Materials/adverse effects
*Dust/adverse effects*
*Esophageal Neoplasms/chemically induced
*Esophageal Neoplasms/epidemiology*
*Humans
*Male
*Occupational Diseases/chemically induced
*Occupational Diseases/epidemiology*
*Stomach Neoplasms/chemically induced
*Stomach Neoplasms/epidemiology*},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {337--340},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  title        = {Gastrointestinal cancer among cement workers. A case-referent study},
  volume       = {62},
  year         = {1990},
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