Cause specific mortality of coal miners.


The purpose of this study was to compare the cause specific mortality of the U.S. coal miner to the mortality of the total U.S. male population. A 10% sample was taken of those men covered by the United Mine Workers Health and Retirement Funds on January 1, 1959, and the resultant 23,232 miners were followed through December 31, 1971. The overall SMR was… (More)


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