Update of a meta-analysis on lung cancer and welding.

  title={Update of a meta-analysis on lung cancer and welding.},
  author={Denis Ambroise and Pascal Wild and Jean-Jacques Moulin},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  volume={32 1},
OBJECTIVES This study is an update, over the period 1954-2004, of a previous meta-analysis completed in 1994. It was aimed at assessing lung cancer risk among welders, while addressing heterogeneity, publication bias, and confounding issues. METHODS Combined relative risks (CRR) and their variances were calculated using fixed and random effects models. Heterogeneity was tested using the Q statistic. The publication bias was estimated using funnel plots, and Egger's regression and partially… CONTINUE READING

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