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  1. Socioeconomic status and lung cancer incidence in men in The Netherlands : is there a role for occupational exposure ?

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective

    To evaluate the influence of occupational exposure to carcinogens in explaining the association between socioeconomic status and lung cancer.


    A prospective cohort study.

    Data on diet, other lifestyle factors, sociodemographic characteristics and job history were collected by means of a self administered questionnaire.

    Follow up for incident cancer was established by record linkage with a national pathology register and with regional cancer registries.


    Population originating from 204 municipalities in The Netherlands.


    These comprised 58 279 men aged 55-69 years in September 1986.

    After 4.3 years of follow up there were 470 microscopically confirmed incident lung cancer cases with complete data on dietary habits and job history.

    Measurements and main results

    Estimation of occupational exposure to asbestos, paint dust, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and welding fumes was carried out by two experts, using information on job history from the baseline questionnaire.

    Socioeconomic status was measured by means of highest attained level of education and two indicators based on occupation.

    In the initial multivariate analyses of socioeconomic status and lung cancer, adjustment was made for age, smoking habits, intake of vitamin C, beta-carotene and retinol, and history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Bronchopulmonaire, Statut socioéconomique, Exposition professionnelle, Carcinogène, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Facteur risque, Homme, Pays Bas, Europe, Médecine travail, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie, Bronche pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Bronchopulmonary, Socioeconomic status, Occupational exposure, Carcinogen, Epidemiology, Incidence, Risk factor, Human, Netherlands, Europe, Occupational medicine, Respiratory disease, Lung disease, Bronchus disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0226506

    Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 11/06/1997.