Table 1 The Great Britain Asbestos Survey population (1971–2005)
MenWomen
Number of individuals936224495
Person-years at risk1676186103394
Age (at first exam, years)35 (SD 12)36 (SD 13)
Current smokers (at last exam)50036 (53%)2115 (47%)
Attended one exam only (short-term worker)53294 (57%)2400 (53%)
Main industry categories*
    Manufacturing workers25674 (28%)2895 (65%)
    Removal workers49885 (54%)599 (13%)
    “Other” exposed workers11996 (13%)819 (18%)
    Insulation workers5039 (5%)173 (4%)
  • *Information on job type was available for 97 080 workers.