Table 5 Mortality from selected cancer causes among men by ever being employed in various occupational groups (n>100 subjects): number of observed deaths (Obs) and standardised mortality ratios (SMRs)* with 95% confidence intervals, follow-up period to 2001
Occupational groups (number of persons)Oral and naso-pharyngeal cancersLaryngeal cancersLung cancersMesothelioma
ObsSMRObsSMRObsSMRObsSMR
Carpenters (420)31.53 (0.31–4.48)0261.07 (0.70–1.57)17.59 (0.10–42.25)
Electricians (526)10.47 (0.01–2.63)10.84 (0.01–4.68)331.25 (0.86–1.75)214.53 (1.63–52.47)
Painters (214)011.72 (0.02–9.59)161.37 (0.78–2.23)0
Plumbers(448)10.48 (0.01–2.64)10.84 (0.01–4.65)281.13 (0.75–1.64)18.26 (0.11–45.95)
Transportation & material moving (178)023.68 (0.41–13.30)141.31 (0.72–2.20)0
Vehicle & garage mechanics or repairers (141)0091.15 (0.52–2.18)124.57 (0.32–136.72)
Ind machinery repairers or maintenance (117)0070.99 (0.40–2.03)0
Electrical or electronic repairers (199)11.24 (0.02–6.92)0101.00 (0.48–1.85)0
Other mechanics & repairers (127)012.98 (0.04–16.60)91.24 (0.57–2.36)0
Riggers (171)00101.06 (0.51–1.95)0
Machinists (metal & plastic) (353)32.06 (0.41–6.02)11.22 (0.02–6.81)301.60 (1.08–2.29)19.72 (0.13–54.09)
Sheet metal workers (395)21.13 (0.13–4.08)33.02 (0.61–8.82)261.15 (0.75–1.69)216.65 (1.87–60.12)
Woodworkers (214)66.20 (2.27–13.50)11.81 (0.02–10.07)131.12 (0.59–1.91)118.78 (0.25–104.49)
Shipfitters, welders, cutters, (184)50.94 (0.30–2.18)72.27 (0.91–4.69)851.34 (1.07–1.65)13.32 (0.04–18.48)
Freight, stock & material moving (114)0050.67 (0.21–1.55)0
Labourers (491)20.75 (0.08–2.71)31.93 (0.39–5.65)281.01 (0.67–1.46)19.35 (0.12–52.00)
High level managers (eg, superintendents, managers) (85)12.75 (0.04–15.31)00.0030.61 (0.12–1.79)00.00
Clerical (244)00.0011.63 (0.02–9.06)100.73 (0.35–1.34)00.00
Engineers or Technicians (108)00.0000.0091.61 (0.73–3.05)00.00
Professionals (107)12.04 (0.03–11.33)00.0050.80 (0.26–1.86)00.00
  • Bold italic, statistically significant.

  • *Maryland mortality rates.