Table 2

Observed (Obs) and expected (Exp) number of cancers, and SIR (95% CI) among 205 male bookbinders (5654.5 person-years), followed up during 1955–98

Cancer sites (ICD-7)ObsExpSIR95% CI
LowerHigher
All cancers (140–205)2327.100.850.541.27
Stomach (151)12.830.350.001.96
Colon (153)21.951.030.123.70
Rectum (154)10.761.310.027.28
Liver (155)00.760.004.80
Pancreas (157)10.811.240.026.89
Lung (162)43.521.140.312.91
Prostate (177)75.891.190.482.45
Testis (178)00.300.0012.11
Kidney (180)01.340.002.75
Bladder (181)51.922.600.846.08
Skin melanoma (190)00.350.0010.63
Other skin (191)00.700.005.26
Brain (193)10.821.220.026.77
Thyroid (194)00.550.006.73
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (200, 202)00.660.005.52
Multiple myeloma (203)10.352.900.0416.13
Leukaemia (204)00.610.006.02