Table 2

Observed (OBS) and expected (EXP) deaths and SMRs† for selected causes of death for male Norco employees with at least 10 years of employment (n=2605, person-years=42095)

United StatesLouisianaIndustrial Corridor
Cause of death (8th ICD revision)OBSEXPSMREXPSMREXPSMR
†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)541704.20.77*782.10.69*725.10.75*
All malignant neoplasms (140–209)145174.70.83*197.40.74*184.30.79*
    Digestive organs and peritoneum (150–159)4043.00.9344.20.9144.00.91
        Stomach (151)65.61.075.411.115.31.12
        Large intestine (153)1315.70.8315.60.8316.50.79
        Rectum (154)43.31.222.71.462.41.70
        Biliary passages and liver primary (155, 156)24.20.475.10.395.10.39
        Pancreas (157)128.51.419.91.219.71.24
    Respiratory system (160–163)4463.00.70*78.20.56*70.40.63*
        Bronchus, trachea, lung (162)4460.30.73*75.00.59*67.50.65*
    Prostate (185)1817.61.0217.71.0215.31.17
    Kidney (189.0, 189.1, 189.2)54.31.174.71.064.71.07
    Bladder and other urinary organs (188, 189.9)54.91.014.61.095.00.99
    Malignant melanoma of skin (172.0–172.4, 172.6–172.9)02.62.42.4
    Brain (191, 192)54.11.224.11.234.41.14
    All lymphatic and haematopoietic tissue (200–209)1416.20.8717.10.8217.60.79
        Leukaemia and aleukaemia (204–207)36.30.486.80.447.00.43
Diabetes mellitus (250)1613.11.2317.20.9315.81.01
Cerebrovascular disease (430–438)4341.61.0346.60.9238.31.12
All heart disease (390–8, 400.1, 400.9, 402, 404, 410–4, 420–9)220261.70.84*290.70.76*282.90.78*
Non-malignant respiratory disease (460–519)2160.90.35*60.20.35*52.80.40*
Cirrhosis of liver (571)413.30.30*11.70.34*9.10.44
Accidents (800–949)1826.00.6931.80.57*27.10.67
All other causes of death6075.60.7983.20.72*76.40.79