Table 1

Initial overall findings from the British Rubber Manufacturers' Association health research project II (7561 men and 1090 women first employed in the United Kingdom rubber industry in the period 1982–91)

DiseaseICD-9Mortality (1983–98)Cancer registrations (1983–94)
ObsExpSMRObsExpSRR
Men:
 Cancers:
  Mouth and pharynx140–14901.15011.2481
  Oesophagus15032.3512811.2183
  Stomach15112.69  371-151 32.11 1421-152
  Large intestine15343.1512722.9468
  Rectum15411.935222.4083
  Pancreas15721.9410301.100
  Nose and sinuses16000.09000.150
  Larynx16110.4721300.840
  Lung and bronchus1621112.70  871-153 68.01  751-154
  Pleura16300.41000.420
  Skin172–17321.4014312.14  471-164
  Prostate18501.76011.8355
  Testis18630.51 5891-150 55.1397
  Bladder18811.22  821-161 62.90 2071-162
  Other urinary18911.397211.4668
  Brain191–19242.9213712.4441
  Hodgkin's disease20120.6829511.9252
  Lymphosarcoma200,20212.414213.1532
  Multiple myeloma20320.6431200.540
  Leukaemia204–20802.12001.890
  All neoplasms140–2394349.18873449.71  68 (1-150)1-164
 Non-cancers:
  Diseases of circulatory system390–4593060.550  (1-165)
  Diseases of respiratory system460–5191210.8112
  Accidents800–9491219.362
  Suicide950–959612.946
 All causes122185.166  (1-165)
Women:
 Cancers:
  Mouth and pharynx140–14900.09010.15667
  Oesophagus15000.17000.110
  Stomach15100.24000.180
  Large intestine15300.56010.58172
  Rectum15400.23000.330
  Pancreas15700.30000.170
  Nose and sinuses16000.01000.020
  Larynx16100.02000.040
  Lung and bronchus16201.34000.840
  Pleura16300.01000.020
  Skin172–17300.20000.65   01-164
  Breast17413.053375.74122
  Cervix18010.5717721.29155
  Uterus18200.09000.500
  Ovary18310.8411920.88227
  Bladder18800.09010.20500
  Other urinary18900.16000.170
  Brain191–19200.37000.320
  Hodgkin's disease20100.06000.190
  Lymphosarcoma200,20200.27000.390
  Multiple myeloma20310.10100610.081250
  Leukaemia204–20800.27000.240
  All neoplasms140–239510.22491714.19 1201-164
 Non-cancers:
  Diseases of circulatory system390–45944.7584
  Diseases of respiratory system460–51911.2381
  Accidents800–94910.82122
  Suicide950–95920.47422
 All causes1520.8472
  • 1-150 p<0.05;

  • 1-165 p<0.001; ( ) indicates deficit.

  • 1-151 95% CI 1 to 207.

  • 1-152 95% CI 29 to 416.

  • 1-153 95% CI 43 to 155.

  • 1-154 95% CI 27 to 163.

  • 1-164 excluding non-melatanous skin cancer (ICD-9, 173) for which cancer registration data are unreliable.

  • 1-161 95% CI 2 to 457.

  • 1-162 95% CI 76 to 450.