Table 2

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

IndustryOccupationMore specific criteriaLess specific criteria
Cohort (n = 71 067)Lung cancer (n = 219)Cohort (n = 71 067)Lung cancer (n = 219)
Agriculture, forestry and fishingInsecticide application****
Mining and quarryingZinc-lead mining, metal mining3 (0.00)020 (0.03)0
Food industryButchers and meat workers54 (0.1)1 (0.5)134 (0.2)1 (0.5)
Wood and wood productsCarpenters, joiners63 (0.1)0144 (0.2)0
LeatherTanners and processors31 (0.04)088 (0.1)0
PrintingRotogravure workers, binders, printing pressmen, machine-room workers, binders, and other jobs362 (0.5)0671 (0.9)1 (0.5)
ChemicalProduction of acrylonitrile, vinylidene chloride, polychloroprene, dimethyl sulphate, epichlorohydrin, benzoyl chloride**1162 (1.6)2 (0.9)
RubberVarious occupations in rubber manufacture788 (1.1)4 (1.8)1216 (1.7)7 (3.2)
Ceramic, glass and refractory brickCeramic and pottery workers, glass workers (art glass, container and pressed ware)297 (0.4)0657 (0.9)3 (1.4)
MetalsLead smelting, iron and steel founding72 (0.1)0546 (0.8)1 (0.5)
Motor vehicle manufactureMechanics, welders, etc20 (0.03)0758 (1.1)3 (1.4)
TransportRailroad workers, filling station attendants, bus and truck drivers, operators of excavating machines154 (0.2)01284 (1.8)2 (0.9)
OtherLaundry and dry cleaners78 (0.1)0224 (0.3)1 (0.5)
Any B-list1902 (2.7)5 (2.3)6673 (9.4)19 (8.7)
Any B-list without exposure to A-list1806 (2.5)5 (2.3)5049 (7.1)14 (6.4)
  • *No satisfactory definition of this group by the Chinese National Standard Occupational and Industry Codes.