Table 1

Number (%) of women ever employed in occupations and industries known to present an excess risk of lung cancer (A-list) using two different levels of specificity for matching the occupation and industry codes to the A-list

IndustryOccupationMore specific criteriaLess specific criteria
Cohort (n = 71067)Lung cancer (n = 219)Cohort (n = 71067)Lung cancer (n = 219)
Agriculture, forestry and fishingVineyard workers using arsenical insecticides****
Mining and quarryingArsenic mining, iron-ore mining, asbestos mining, uranium mining, talc mining and milling5 (0.01)046 (0.1)0
Chemical (basic industrial)BCME and CCME production workers and users, pigment chromate production****
Pesticides and herbicides productionArsenical insecticides production and packaging**35 (0.1)1 (0.5)
Asbestos productionInsulated material production (pipes, sheeting, textile, clothes, masks, asbestos cement products)52 (0.1)0100 (0.1)0
MetalsAluminium production, copper smelting, chromate production, etc233 (0.3)01885 (2.7)1 (0.5)
Shipbuilding, motor vehicle and railroad equipment manufactureShipyard and dockyard, motor vehicle, and railroad manufacture workers38 (0.1)01050 (1.5)2 (0.9)
GasCoke plant workers, gas workers27 (0.04)074 (0.1)0
ConstructionInsulators and pipe coverers, roofers, asphalt workers**1178 (1.7)4 (1.8)
OtherPainters (construction, automotive industry, and other users)201 (0.3)0970 (1.4)6 (2.7)
Any A-list551 (0.8)04941 (6.7)14 (6.4)
  • *No satisfactory definition of this group by the Chinese National Standard Occupational and Industry Codes.

  • BCME, bischloromethylether; CCME, chloromethylmethylether.