The purpose of this study was to estimate, for the period 1971 through 1989, occupation-specific risks of breast cancer among Swedish women employed in 1970.
Age-period standardtred incidence ratios were computed Log-linear Poisson models were flited, with geographical area and town size taken into secount, Risks were furthe adjusted for major occupational group, used as a proxy for socioeconomic status.
Risk estimators were also calculated for women reporting the same accupation in 1960 and 1970, Results.
Most elevated risks among professionals, managers, and clerks were reduced when inragroup comparisons were carried out, indicating the confounding effect of socioeconomie status Excess risks were found for pharmacists, teachers of theoretical subjects, schoolmasters, systems analysts and programmers, telephone operators, telegraph and radio operators metal platers and coaters, and half-dressers and beauticians, as well as for women working in 1960 and 1970 as physicians, religious workers, social workers, bank cellers, cost accoutants, and telephonists.
While the high risks observed among professional, administrative, and clerical workers might be related to lower birth rates and increased case detection, excess risks found for telephone workers and for hairdressers and beauticians deserve further attention.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Homme, Femelle, Activité professionnelle, Suède, Europe, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Facteur risque, Etude cohorte, Catégorie socioprofessionnelle, Répartition géographique, Statut socioéconomique, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Human, Female, Professional activity, Sweden, Europe, Epidemiology, Incidence, Risk factor, Cohort study, Socioeconomic category, Geographic distribution, Socioeconomic status, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0312430
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 16/11/1999.