Occupational variation in incidence of oropharyngeal cancer in the Nordic countries

Rayan Nikkilä, Antti Mäkitie*, Timo Carpén, Johnni Hansen, Sanna Heikkinen, Elsebeth Lynge, Jenny Selander, Ingrid Sivesind Mehlum, Jóhanna Eyrún Torfadottir, Tuula Salo, Eero Pukkala

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Abstract

PURPOSE: Evaluate the occupational variation in incidence of oropharyngeal cancer (OPC).

METHODS: We calculated standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) of OPC in occupational categories in the Nordic countries relative to the entire national populations. The data covered 6155 OPC cases.

RESULTS: Among men high risk of OPC was observed, among else, in waiters (SIR 6.28, 95% CI 4.68-8.26), beverage workers (SIR 3.00, 95% CI 1.72-4.88), and artistic workers (SIR 2.97, 95% CI 2.31-3.76). Among women high risk of OPC was observed in waiters (SIR 2.02, 95% CI 1.41-2.81) and packers (SIR 1.73, 95% CI 1.07-2.64). The lowest SIRs were observed in female gardeners (SIR 0.27, 95% CI 0.12-0.51) and male farmers (SIR 0.30, 95% CI 0.25-0.35).

CONCLUSION: The 20-fold variation in incidence of OPC between occupations needs further investigation in studies with detailed information on occupational and non-occupational risk factors.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)343-350
Antal sider8
TidsskriftEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Vol/bind281
Udgave nummer1
Tidlig onlinedato10 aug. 2023
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2024

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