A case-control study of leukemia among petroleum workers.

  title={A case-control study of leukemia among petroleum workers.},
  author={Nalini Sathiakumar and Elizabeth S. Delzell and Philip Z. Cole and Ilene K. Brill and Juergen Frisch and Glenda Spivey},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={37 11},
This case-control study evaluates the relationship between leukemia and the work histories of active and retired employees of a large petroleum company. The study includes 69 cases with leukemia and 284 matched controls. Employment in production-related work in the oil and gas division was associated with myelogenous leukemia (odds ratio [OR] = 2.0, 95% confidence interval [CI] = .97 to 4.2) and particularly with acute myelogenous leukemia (OR = 2.8, 95% CI = 1.1 to 7.3). The association with… CONTINUE READING

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