International conference on women's health : occupation and cancer. Baltimore MD USA, 1993/11.
Very few mortality occupational studies of female workers have been published, even though the number of woman in the workforce has increased dramatically to reach more than 45%. Public sector employees comprise 12% of the female workforce.
This article reports the findings of a retrospective cohort mortality study of 1371 full-time female employees of the city of Buffalo, New York, who wane employed between january 1,1950, and Octoban 1,1979, and have worked a minimum of 5 years.
The majority of woman wane hired in the 1940s and early 1950s and began employmant after age 30.
This predominantly white-collar, service-oriented female cohort demonstrated significantly lower all-cause mortality than that effected based on US mortality rates for white females.
The highest observed numbers of cancer deaths wane for breast, digestive, and respiratory cancans.
The majority of person-years were accrued in clerical and service occupations.
Higher-than-expected mortality was shown for reproductive and respiratory cancans among Professional employees ; digestive cancans, diseases of the nervous system, and pneumonia among clerical workers ; and cancans of the lung and brain and diseases of the digestive system, especially ulcers, among service employees.
Because these results are based on few observed cases, they must be interpreted cautiously.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Tumeur maligne, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Femelle, Secteur public, Rétrospective, Epidémiologie, Médecine travail, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Activité professionnelle, Echelon municipal
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Malignant tumor, Occupational exposure, Human, Female, Public sector, Retrospective, Epidemiology, Occupational medicine, New York, United States, North America, America, Professional activity, Municipal scope
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Cote : 95-0250961
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 01/03/1996.