Table 6

Cancer registrations (incident cancers) among male production workers (n = 18016-151), 1971–92

Site of cancer ICD-8 Obs Exp6-152 SRR (95% CI)
Lip14000.70
Tongue14100.90
Salivary gland14210.5200(5 to 1114)
Mouth143–531.2250(52 to 731)
Pharynx146–921.7118(14 to 425)
Oesophagus15076.3111(45 to 229)
Stomach1512418.7128(82 to 191)
Small intestine15200.50
Large intestine1531816.8107(63 to 169)
Rectum1541713.6125(73 to 200)
Liver15541.5267(73 to 683)
Gall bladder15611.377(2 to 429)
Pancreas15797.7117(53 to 222)
Peritoneum and other digestive158–910.7143(4 to 796)
Nose and sinuses16000.60
Larynx16134.173(15 to 214)
Lung and bronchus162–36574.487(67 to 111)
Bone17010.4250(6 to 1393)
Connective tissue17101.00
Malignant melanoma17201.80
Breast17410.5200(5 to 1114)
Prostate18512(6-150)23.352(27 to 90)
Testis18601.00
Other genital18720.8250(30 to 903)
Bladder1881917.7107(65 to 168)
Other urinary18994.9184(84 to 349)
Eye19000.40
Brain191–243.5114(31 to 293)
Thyroid19300.50
Other endocrine19400.20
Secondary and other195–91912.1157(95 to 245)
Hodgkin's disease20101.20
Lymphosarcoma200,20225.139(5 to 142)
Multiple myeloma20342.8143(39 to 366)
Leukaemia204–755.198(32 to 229)
All cancers6-153 140–207234233.6100(88 to 114)
  • 6-150 p<0.05, ( ) indicates deficit.

  • 6-151 Analysis excludes study subjects not flagged at NHSCR, and study subjects who emigrated or died before 1971.

  • 6-152 Based on serial cancer registration rates for England and Wales, 1971–88.

  • 6-153 Excluding non-melatonous skin cancer (ICD-8 173).