International conference on women's health : occupation and cancer. Baltimore MD USA, 1993/11.
This study investigated cancan incidence among Icelandic nurses, with a special focus on breast cancer.
Cancer incidence in the studied group was compared with that of the general female population.
Elevated standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) wane seen for some cancan sites, including breast cancan.
For all cancers, breast cancer, and selected cancan sites, SIR increased with increasing length of time intervals allowed to elapse before the studied period began.
The nurses with a shorter employment time had a higher incidence of cancan than those with a longer one.
Known confounding factors-parity and age at firstbirth-do not appear to be a convincing explanation of the excess of breast cancan.
The possibility cannot be excluded that the nursing occupation constitutes an independent risk factor for breast cancer.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Exposition professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Infirmier, Homme, Femelle, Islande, Iles Atlantiques, Médecine travail, Glande mammaire, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Epidemiology, Incidence, Occupational exposure, Health staff, Nurse, Human, Female, Iceland, Atlantic Ocean Islands, Occupational medicine, Mammary gland, Mammary gland diseases
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Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 01/03/1996.