Mortality among Catholic nuns certified as radiologic technologists.

@article{Doody2000MortalityAC,
  title={Mortality among Catholic nuns certified as radiologic technologists.},
  author={Michele Morin Doody and Jack S. Mandel and Martha S. Linet and Elaine Ron and Jay H. Lubin and John Dunning Boice and Joseph F. Jr. Fraumeni},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={339-48}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have shown that Catholic nuns have a different mortality experience than women of similar age in the general population. We had a unique opportunity to evaluate mortality patterns of nuns identified in an occupational study of nearly 145,000 radiologic technologists (73% female). METHODS A total of 1,103 women were classified as nuns based on their titles of "Sister" or "SR". Their mortality experience was compared to other female radiologic technologists and to U.S… CONTINUE READING

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