Proportionate mortality among unionized construction ironworkers.

  title={Proportionate mortality among unionized construction ironworkers.},
  author={F B Stern and Marie Haring Sweeney and Elizabeth M. Ward},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={31 2},
This report presents the results of proportionate mortality ratios (PMR) and proportionate cancer mortality ratios (PCMR) among 13,301 members of the International Union of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Ironworkers who had been members for a minimum of 1 year, were actively paying dues into the death beneficiary fund, and had died between 1984-1991. [] Key Result Using the United States proportionate mortality rates as the comparison population, statistically significant elevated risks, using 95…

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