Table 4

Number (%) of women in the cohort (n = 71 067) and among lung cancer cases (n = 219) ever employed in occupational categories and associations with lung cancer incidence

CohortLung cancer casesRR (95% CI)*
Service14307 (20.1)52 (23.7)1.3 (0.9 to 1.8)
Textile9525 (13.4)35 (16.0)0.9 (0.6 to 1.4)
Miscellaneous production/transportation6211 (8.7)26 (11.9)1.7 (1.1 to 2.6)
Agriculture/farmers13777 (19.4)24 (11.0)0.9 (0.6 to 1.4)
Financial/legal10673 (15.0)23 (10.5)0.9 (0.6 to 1.4)
Business/sales9374 (13.2)21 (9.6)1.1 (0.7 to 1.7)
Academics/teachers6284 (8.8)21 (9.6)1.0 (0.6 to 1.6)
Examiners/inspectors6938 (9.8)16 (7.3)0.8 (0.5 to 1.4)
Public services6346 (8.9)16 (7.3)0.8 (0.5 to 1.4)
Government officials5755 (8.1)14 (6.4)0.7 (0.4 to 1.3)
Medicine/healthcare4231 (6.0)14 (6.4)1.1 (0.6 to 1.9)
Administrative/clerical3294 (4.6)12 (5.5)1.3 (0.7 to 2.4)
Metal forge/press/machine tool installers6527 (9.2)11 (5.0)0.6 (0.3 to 1.1)
Engineers/technical3486 (4.9)11 (5.0)1.1 (0.6 to 2.0)
Tailoring/sewing2330 (3.3)8 (3.7)0.9 (0.5 to 1.9)
Cultural/religious/entertainment2055 (2.9)8 (3.7)1.3 (0.7 to 2.8)
Machinery/precision goods1935 (2.7)8 (3.7)1.6 (0. 8 to 3.2)
Wood/paper products966 (1.4)8 (3.7)2.3 (1.1 to 4.7)
Welders/metalwork1727 (2.4)7 (3.2)1.3 (0.6 to 2.8)
Equipment operators1700 (2.4)7 (3.2)1.4 (0.7 to 3.0)
Food and drink1048 (1.5)6 (2.7)1.5 (0.7 to 3.4)
Painters970 (1.4)6 (2.7)2.0 (0.9 to 4.5)
Electrical/electronics4033 (5.7)5 (2.3)0.4 (0.2 to 1.0)
Chemical1864 (2.6)5 (2.3)0.9 (0.4 to 2.1)
Leather products/shoes579 (0.8)5 (2.3)2.7 (1.1 to 6.6)
Rubber/plastics1647 (2.3)4 (1.8)
Construction746 (1.1)4 (1.8)
Transportation1433 (2.0)3 (1.4)
Foundry/smelting1306 (1.8)2 (0.9)
Miscellaneous manufacturing1132 (1.6)1 (0.5)
Repair/maintenance124 (0.2)1 (0.5)
Mining/stone44 (0.1)1 (0.5)
Printing564 (0.8)0
Glass/ceramics/tiles/stone443 (0.6)0
Power and utility415 (0.6)0
  • *Relative risk (RR) adjusted for passive smoking, family history of cancer and education level.