The risk of lung cancer from asbestos among Swedish construction workers : self-reported exposure and a job exposure matrix compared.
A total of 719 lung cancers were identified in a follow-up of 135 000 Swedish construction workers interviewed during 1971-1974 by occupational health nurses as part of a routine health check-up.
These were analysed in a matched case-control study nested within this cohort, to compare different methods of characterizing exposure to asbestos.
Selfreported exposure was contrasted with a job exposure matrix (JEM) of five levels of exposure intensity, applied to the job at the time of health check-up.
Smoking adjusted odds ratios were computed and the JEM performed better than self-reported exposure, in being able to discriminate high risk subgroups.
The same pattern was evident in a parallel analysis of 41 mesotheliomas.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Bronchopulmonaire, Exposition professionnelle, Amiante, Toxicité, Industrie construction, Epidémiologie, Homme, Suède, Europe, Méthode étude, Carcinogène, Autoévaluation, Médecine travail, Fibre minérale, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Matrice emploi exposition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Bronchopulmonary, Occupational exposure, Asbestos, Toxicity, Construction industry, Epidemiology, Human, Sweden, Europe, Investigation method, Carcinogen, Self evaluation, Occupational medicine, Mineral fiber, Respiratory disease
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Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 199406.