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The objective of this study was to investigate the putative associations of specific pesticides with multiple myeloma. A matched, population-based, case-control study was conducted among men residing in six Canadian provinces (Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia). Data were collected on 342 multiple myelome cases and 1506(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the putative associations of specific pesticides with Hodgkin lymphoma. A population-based, case-control study of Hodgkin lymphoma was conducted among males in six regions of Canada. Data were collected by a mailed questionnaire followed by a telephone interview to obtain detailed exposures data for those(More)
BACKGROUND Research has shown that ethnicity is a significant predictor of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Variations in cancer incidence among ethnic groups in the same country can lead to important information in the search for etiological factors. Other risk factors important in the etiology of HL are medical history and exposure to pesticides. In this report we(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate associations between antecedent stressful life events and occurrence of juvenile arthritis (JA). METHODS The study population comprised patients with JA referred to a pediatric rheumatology clinic between 1981 and 2010. A questionnaire, which was developed as a screening tool by the clinic, was completed at the first clinic visit(More)
Respiratory disease can impose a significant burden on the health of rural populations. The Saskatchewan Rural Health Study (SRHS) is a new large prospective cohort study of ages 6 and over currently being conducted in farming and non-farming communities to evaluate potential health determinants associated with respiratory outcomes in rural populations. In(More)
INTRODUCTION Immigration continues to transform the ethnic composition of the Canadian population. We investigated whether longitudinal trends in mental distress vary between seven cultural and ethnic groups and whether mental distress within the same ethnic group varies by demographic (immigrant status, sex, age, marital status, place and length of(More)
BACKGROUND There have been few investigations of farming-related activities or specific characteristics resulting in the associations between those exposures and atopic disease. OBJECTIVE To study the associations between farm-associated exposures and atopic diseases. METHODS As part of a longitudinal study of lung health in rural residents, a(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined nursing aides' (NAs) perspectives of specific incidents of combative behavior from nursing home residents with dementia, particularly their attributions for the behaviors. DESIGN This research is part of a larger mixed-method study exploring combative behavior as experienced by NAs. The data for this component were collected(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to investigate the putative associations of specific pesticides with soft-tissue sarcoma (STS). METHODS A Canadian population-based case-control study conducted in six provinces was used in this analysis. The study design consisted of two stages: a self-administered postal questionnaire and a telephone interview for those(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to study the association between Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) and occupational exposures related to long-held occupation among males in Canada. METHODS A population-based case-control study of HL was conducted among males stratified by province of residence and age group. Conditional logistic regression was used to fit statistical(More)