Cancer mortality among butchers: a 24-state death certificate study.

@article{Besson2006CancerMA,
  title={Cancer mortality among butchers: a 24-state death certificate study.},
  author={Herv{\'e} Besson and Robert Banks and Paolo Boffetta},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={
          289-93
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to document cancer mortality among American butchers. METHODS Death certificates collected in 24 American states were used to calculate mortality odds ratios (ORs) and their confidence intervals (CIs) for 18,639 butchers. RESULTS Butchers experienced an increased mortality of cancer of the oral cavity (OR, 1.40; 95% CI = 1.09-1.81), esophagus (OR, 1.19; 95% CI = 1.01-1.40), pharynx (OR, 1.22; 95% CI = 0.91-1.64), and larynx (OR, 1.19; 95% CI = 0.92… CONTINUE READING