Studies of cancer incidence among occupational cohorts are rarely performed in the United States because of incomplete registration and a limited time period available for follow-up.
This study used data from concurrent studies of cancer mortality and incidence among a cohort of 4,528 fire fighters and police officers employed by the cities of Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, between 1944 and 1979 to examine the relative advantages of tumor registry and death certificate information.
As expected, an increased ability to study relatively common cancers with low fatality rates was demonstrated using incidence data.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Epidémiologie, Certificat décès, Mortalité, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Source information, Registre, Etude comparative, Washington, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Incidence, Etude cohorte, Méthodologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Epidemiology, Death certificate, Mortality, Occupational exposure, Human, Information source, Register, Comparative study, Washington, United States, North America, America, Incidence, Cohort study, Methodology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0302353
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.