Table 2

Observed deaths and crude mortality rate among farmers for the study and comparison groups—cohort III

Study groupComparison group
Cause of deathNumber of deathsCrude death rate (1/105)Number of deathsCrude death rate (1/105)
All causes1661210.53391639.2
All malignant neoplasms23167.71991.9
    Lung643.8314.5
    Mesothelioma536.50
    Liver536.529.7
    Stomach321.9629.0
    Bowel17.3314.5
    Nasopharynx014.8
    Oesophagus029.7
    Breast014.8
    Cervix17.30
    Lymphoma17.30
    Leukaemia00
    All others17.314.8
Infectious disease321.9419.3
Circulatory disease71517.7191923.6
Respiratory disease536.534164.4
Digestive disease536.51991.9
Injury and poisoning858.31991.9
Unknown41299.033159.6
Other disease1072.92096.7