Table 1

Observed and expected deaths and SMRs, male Norco employees, 1973–99 (n=3579, person-years=68881)

Cause of death (8th ICD revision)ObservedExpected†SMR95% CI
†Expected number of deaths based on the United States male population, ICD revision in effect at the time of death.
*p<0.05.
All causes of death (001–999)580780.30.74*0.68 to 0.81
All malignant neoplasms (140–209)152185.80.82*0.69 to 0.96
    Digestive organs and peritoneum (150–159)4145.50.900.65 to 1.22
        Stomach (151)65.91.010.37 to 2.20
        Large intestine (153)1416.40.850.47 to 1.43
        Rectum (154)43.51.160.32 to 2.96
        Biliary passages and liver primary (155, 156)24.50.440.05 to 1.59
        Pancreas (157)129.01.340.69 to 2.34
    Respiratory system (160–163)4666.20.70*0.51 to 0.93
        Bronchus, trachea, lung (162)4663.30.73*0.53 to 0.97
    Prostate (185)1817.91.010.60 to 1.59
    Kidney (189.0, 189.1, 189.2)64.61.310.48 to 2.85
    Bladder and other urinary organs (188, 189.9)55.10.990.32 to 2.31
    Malignant melanoma of skin (172.0–172.4, 172.6–172.9)03.10.00 to 1.19
    Brain (191, 192)64.81.250.46 to 2.73
    All lymphatic and haematopoietic tissue (200–209)1518.00.830.47 to 1.38
        Lymphosarcoma and reticulosarcoma (200)31.32.320.48 to 6.79
        Hodgkin’s disease (201)00.90.00 to 4.24
        Leukaemia and aleukaemia (204–207)47.00.570.16 to 1.46
        All other lymphopoietic tissue (202–3, 208–9)88.80.910.39 to 1.79
Diabetes mellitus (250)1615.21.130.65 to 1.83
Cerebrovascular disease (430–438)4343.30.990.72 to 1.34
All heart disease (390–8, 400.1, 400.9, 402, 404, 410–4, 420–9)227274.60.83*0.72 to 0.94
Non-malignant respiratory disease (460–519)2163.30.33*0.21 to 0.51
Cirrhosis of liver (571)515.80.32*0.10 to 0.74
Accidents (800–949)3042.40.710.48 to 1.01
All other causes of death6384.60.750.57 to 0.95