Occupation and leukemia mortality among men in 16 states: 1985-1987.

  title={Occupation and leukemia mortality among men in 16 states: 1985-1987.},
  author={Dana P Loomis and David A. Savitz},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={19 4},
The relationship between leukemia and occupation was investigated in a case-control study using death certificates of 5,147 men who died of leukemia (ICD-9 codes 204-208) and 51,470 who died of other causes in 16 U.S. states from 1985 to 1987. Of six occupational activities identified previously as potentially increasing the risk of leukemia, only petroleum refining and rubber manufacturing had excess deaths for all leukemias combined (odds ratios (ORs) = 1.3, 95% confidence intervals (CI) = 0… CONTINUE READING


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