Table 6

 Cancer incidence in benzene exposed workers (4740 males, 352 females)*, 1971–2001

Site of cancerICD-9ObsExpSRR†(95% CI)
*Excludes untraced workers and pre-1971 deaths and embarkations.
†SRRs and confidence intervals based on expectations calculated to two places of decimals.
‡Excluding other skin (ICD-9 173).
§Acute non-lymphocytic leukaemia (see footnote to table 3).
All malignant neoplasms‡140–208986923.1107(100 to 114)
    Lip14032.2138(28 to 402)
    Tongue14123.853(6 to 191)
    Salivary gland14201.90(0 to 190)
    Mouth143–14574.8145(58 to 299)
    Pharynx146–14936.844(9 to 130)
    Oesophagus1501626.261(35 to 99)
    Stomach1516761.5109(84 to 138)
    Small intestine15222.197(12 to 351)
    Large intestine1536070.086(65 to 110)
    Rectum1546154.0113(86 to 145)
    Liver155.0, 155.186.1131(57 to 259)
    Gallbladder15634.666(14 to 192)
    Pancreas1573627.9129(90 to 179)
    Peritoneum15831.2246(51 to 719
    Other digestive15931.6184(38 to 538)
    Nose and sinuses16012.147(1 to 262)
    Larynx1611215.179(41 to 138)
    Lung and bronchus162293245.3119(106 to 134)
    Pleura163156.3237(133 to 391)
    Bone17011.473(2 to 407)
    Connective tissue17124.050(6 to 182)
    Melanoma1721310.7121(64 to 207)
    Breast1751516.790(50 to 149)
    Cervix18012.050(1 to 279)
    Uterus18222.289(11 to 323)
    Ovary18332.8108(22 to 317)
    Other genital184, 18773.5202(81 to 416)
    Prostate185121109.9110(91 to 132)
    Testis18613.727(1 to 149)
    Bladder1886966.6104(81 to 131)
    Kidney189.01617.890(51 to 146)
    Other urinary189.1–189.933.392(19 to 268)
    Eye19011.758(1 to 324)
    Brain191–1921815.6116(68 to 183)
    Thyroid19302.10(0 to 174)
    Other endocrine glands19410.8122(3 to 679)
    Secondary and unspecified195–1995449.0110(83 to 144)
    Hodgkin’s disease20124.445(5 to 163)
    Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma200, 2022424.0100(64 to 149)
    Multiple myeloma203811.868(29 to 134)
    Leukaemia204–2082520.9120(78 to 177)
        ANLL§205.0, 206.0, 207.0, 208.0127.3165(85 to 288)
        Other leukaemiarem. 204–2081313.696(51 to 164)