Occupation and leukemia in nordic countries

Madar Talibov*, Susanna Kautiainen, Jan Ivar Martinsen, Kristina Kjaerheim, Elsebeth Lynge, Per Sparen, Laufey Tryggvadottir, Elisabete Weiderpass, Eero Pukkala

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    OBJECTIVE: We studied occupational variation of the risk of acute myeloid leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and other leukemia in Nordic countries. METHODS: The study cohort comprised 15 million persons older than 30 years who participated in the population censuses in1960, 1970, 1980/1981, 1990, or all of these years in five Nordic countries. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) were estimated for 53 occupations and one group of economically inactive persons. RESULTS: Significantly increased risks were observed for acute myeloid leukemia among drivers (SIR = 1.16; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.07-1.26) and food workers (SIR = 1.13; 95% CI, 1.01-1.27); for chronic lymphocytic leukemia among farmers (SIR = 1.09; 95% CI, 1.04-1.14) and clerical workers (SIR = 1.07; 95% CI, 1.01-1.14); and for other leukemia among seamen (SIR = 1.24; 95% CI, 1.04-1.49), "other health workers" (SIR = 1.22; 95% CI, 1.02-1.47), chemical process workers (SIR = 1.18; 95% CI, 1.01-1.38), and sales agents (SIR = 1.15; 95% CI, 1.06-1.25). CONCLUSION: Observed modest occupational variation of leukemia risk might be associated with occupational or lifestyle factors.

    Sider (fra-til)1527-1532
    Antal sider6
    TidsskriftJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Udgave nummer12
    StatusUdgivet - 1 dec. 2012


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