Occupational exposures and gastrointestinal cancers among Finnish women.

  title={Occupational exposures and gastrointestinal cancers among Finnish women.},
  author={Elisabete Weiderpass and Harri Vainio and Timo M. Kauppinen and Kaisa Vasama-Neuvonen and Timo J Partanen and Eero I Pukkala},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={45 3},
A cohort including all female workers born 1906 through 1945 (n = 413,877) in Finland was identified through the Population Census of Finland of 1970. Incident cases of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract were explored during 1971 to 1995. Job titles in census records were converted to exposures of 31 occupational agents through a job-exposure matrix. For each agent, the product of level and probability of exposures was calculated and subdivided in three categories: zero, low and medium/high… CONTINUE READING