Table 3

Populations (n), metarisk estimates (MRRs) (95% CIs) by occupational agents, sex, and quality of diagnosis: (proportional studies are excluded: simple random effects models with covariates)

AgentSexHistological diagnosis
MenWomenUnspecified or bothYesNo
nMRR95% CInMRR95% CInMRR95% CInMRR95% CInMRR95% CI
Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbon solvents21.30.8 to 2.0
Aromatic hydrocarbon solvents60.70.6 to 1.071.30.9 to 1.741.00.6 to 1.891.00.7 to 1.2
Arsenic30.90.6 to 1.621.10.5 to 2.720.90.5 to 1.6
Asbestos181.31.0 to 1.530.80.4 to 1.730.60.4 to 0.830.70.4 to 1.2211.21.0 to 1.5
Chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents and related compounds141.30.9 to 1.931.80.7 to 4.631.60.8 to 2.941.20.7 to 2.1161.41.0 to 2.1
Chromium and chromium compounds71.80.9 to 3.620.90.5 to 1.831.00.7 to 1.662.30.9 to 5.8
Diesel engine exhaust51.10.9 to 1.320.90.6 to 0.931.10.9 to 1.241.00.9 to 1.1
Electromagnetic fields61.10.9 to 1.361.10.9 to 1.3
Formaldehyde30.80.5 to 1.320.60.3 to 1.120.50.3 to 0.930.90.7 to 1.3
Gasoline21.00.8 to 1.321.00.8 to 1.420.90.6 to 1.3
Herbicides81.20.8 to 2.020.90.7 to 1.291.10.8 to 1.5
Insecticides20.70.4 to 1.523.70.3 to 43.331.20.3 to 4.3
Lead and lead compounds31.10.8 to 1.621.10.8 to 1.621.00.5 to 2.2
Man made vitreous fibres21.80.8 to 3.830.90.7 to 1.230.80.5 to 1.221.20.8 to 1.6
Nickel and nickel compounds32.01.2 to 3.522.01.2 to 3.221.60.4 to 6.9
Oil mist40.90.8 to 1.020.50.3 to 1.160.90.7 to 1.2
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)31.80.8 to 3.421.40.8 to 2.323.00.7 to 13.2
Silica dust21.10.8 to 1.521.50.8 to 2.6
Wood dust31.10.7 to 1.731.20.9 to 1.6