The aim of this cohort study was to evaluate the mortality of Icelandic seamen with particular reference to cancer deaths.
In all 27 884 seamen, both fishermen and sailors of the merchant fleet, who had been members of a pension fund between 1958 and 1986 were followed-up.
Most standardized mortality ratios (SMR) were greater than 1 : 1.26 for all causes, 1.13 for all malignant neoplasms, 1.80 for liver cancer, 1.19 for stomach cancer, 1.56 for lung cancer, and 1.21 for kidney cancer.
The highest SMR was found for unknown causes, 3.16.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Tumeur maligne, Epidémiologie, Etude longitudinale, Homme, Rapport standardisé mortalité, Marin, Pêcheur, Islande, Iles Atlantiques
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Malignant tumor, Epidemiology, Follow up study, Human, Standardized mortality ratio, Sailor, Fisherman, Iceland, Atlantic Ocean Islands
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Cote : 94-0599866
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.