Study objective-To determine incidence of the following malignancies, testicular tumours, all leukaemias and all lymphomas in the West of Ireland in an 11 year period.
Secondly, to examine the relation between disease patterns and available occupational data in male subjects of working age.
Design-A census survey of all cases occurring in the three counties in the Western Health Board (WHB) area, Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, for the 11 year period 1980 to 1990 inclusive.
Average annual age standardised incidence rates for the period were calculated using the 1986 census data.
Rates for the area are compared with rates from the southern region of Ireland, which had a tumour registry.
Trends over the time period are evaluated.
All male subjects for whom occupational data were available were categorised using the Irish socioeconomic group classification and incidence rates by occupation were compared using the standardised incidence ratio method.
In one of the counties, Galway, a detailed occupational history of selected cases and an age matched control group was also elicited through patients'general practitioners.
Setting-All available case records in the West of Ireland.
There are no national incidence records for the period.
Compared with data from the Southern Tumour Registry, the number of cases of women with myeloid leukaemias was significantly lower. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Leucémie, Lymphome, Tumeur maligne, Testicule, Activité professionnelle, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Facteur risque, Mortalité, Homme, Irlande, Europe, Hémopathie maligne, Lymphoprolifératif syndrome, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Testicule pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Leukemia, Lymphoma, Malignant tumor, Testicle, Professional activity, Epidemiology, Incidence, Risk factor, Mortality, Human, Ireland, Europe, Malignant hemopathy, Lymphoproliferative syndrome, Male genital diseases, Testicular diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0476398
Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 19/02/1999.