Cause-specific mortality among Rhode Island jewelry workers.

  title={Cause-specific mortality among Rhode Island jewelry workers.},
  author={Ronelle Dubrow and David M. Gute},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={12 5},
Cause-specific mortality patterns among Rhode Island jewelry manufacturing workers, as identified on death certificates from 1968 to 1978, were examined using the proportionate mortality ratio (PMR) method. Among males, elevated PMRs were observed for nonmalignant kidney disease (PMR = 163; Observed deaths [Obs] = 19; p less than or equal to .05), liver cancer (PMR = 297; Obs = 6; p less than or equal to .05), drug dependence (PMR = 379; Obs = 5; p less than or equal to .05), and accidental… CONTINUE READING


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