Table 2

‚ÄÉRelative risk of lung cancer from exposure to asbestos (fibres/ml-year) and asbestosis

Unadjusted HR (95% CI)p valueAdjusted* HR (95% CI)p value
*Adjusted for all covariates.
Non-smoker1.001.00
Past smoker18.1 (2.48 to 132.5)0.0049.53 (1.29 to 70.6)0.027
Current smoker30.1 (4.06 to 223.7)0.00126.5 (3.54 to 198.5)0.001
Asbestosis4.71 (2.72 to 8.14)0.0071.94 (1.09 to 3.46)0.025
Age at start of study1.08 (1.05 to 1.11)0.0001.07 (1.04 to 1.11)0.000
Male4.09 (1.63 to 10.3)0.0031.24 (0.41 to 3.75)0.701
Ex-resident0.14 (0.06 to 0.35)0.0000.49 (0.16 to 1.48)0.206
Cumulative exposure
(log f/ml-y)1.44 (1.22 to 1.71)0.0001.21 (1.02 to 1.42)0.026