Table 2

Risk of bladder cancer by industry (SIC), by sex, New England, 2001–2004

SICIndustryMen (n=895 cases, 1031 controls)Women (n=263 cases, 371 controls)
Cases (n)Cont (n)OR95% CICases (n)Cont (n)OR95% CI
078Landscape and horticultural services25*14*2.4*1.2 to 4.8*13
1629Heavy construction, NEC1392.00.8 to 5.100
201Meat products1142.80.8 to 9.412
202Dairy products8160.40.2 to 1.020
205Bakery products6120.40.2 to 1.301
361Electric transmission and distribution equipment4120.30.1 to 1.130
367Electronic components and accessories38311.40.8 to 2.325*15*2.2*1.1 to 4.7*
3674 Semiconductors and related devices9111.10.4 to 2.81052.50.7 to 8.5
37Transportation equipment1061230.80.6 to 1.112*3*8.7*2.0 to 37*
38Instruments and related products38550.80.5 to 1.34110.40.1 to 1.4
382 Laboratory apparatus and analytical, optical, measuring and controlling instruments7*17*0.4*0.1 to 0.97*13
39Miscellaneous manufacturing industries24171.70.9 to 3.35*13*0.3*0.1 to 0.98*
4215Courier services, except by air690.50.2 to 1.410
451Air transportation, scheduled and air courier services1072.40.8 to 6.723
4813Telephone communications, except radiotelephone19200.90.5 to 1.89190.50.2 to 1.2
506Electrical goods6130.40.2 to 1.211
5143Dairy products, except dried or canned14*5*3.3*1.1 to 9.4*00
5149Groceries and related products, NEC9*20*0.4*0.2 to 0.9*30
5211Lumber and other building materials8150.50.2 to 1.212
5531Auto and home supply stores11*23*0.4*0.2 to 0.8*12
571Home furniture and furnishing stores8160.50.2 to 1.294
5712 Furniture stores3*13*0.3*0.1 to 0.97*33
5813Drinking places4*12*0.3*0.1 to 0.9*12
596Non-store retailers7150.50.2 to 1.35120.60.2 to 1.8
599Retail stores, NEC6140.40.1 to 1.054
62Security, commodity brokers and service3130.30.1 to 1.031
6311Life insurance1162.60.9 to 7.373
6531Real estate agents and managers16*34*0.5*0.3 to 0.9*791.10.3 to 3.5
70Hotels, rooming houses, camps and other lodging33*57*0.6*0.4 to 0.9*23171.70.8 to 3.6
7011 Hotels and motels23*46*0.5*0.3 to 0.9*19131.60.7 to 3.8
7629Electrical and electronic repair shops, NEC12*4*3.3*1.01 to 11*02
7699Repair shops and related services, NEC1692.00.8 to 4.702
80Health services59731.00.7 to 1.577*119*0.7*0.5 to 0.99*
805 Nursing and personal care facilities4*15*0.3*0.1 to 0.97*32321.00.6 to 1.8
81Legal services9101.70.6 to 4.51172.40.8 to 6.9
822Colleges, universities, professional schools, junior colleges54641.20.8 to 1.816*46*0.4*0.2 to 0.8*
8221 Colleges and universities52611.20.8 to 1.916*43*0.5*0.2 to 0.9*
8231 Libraries123130.40.1 to 1.4
8361Residential care591143.51.0 to 13
91Executive, legislative and general government11161.00.4 to 2.213112.00.8 to 4.9
  • * Statistically significant association.

  • Adjusted for age (<55, 55–64, 65–74, 75+ years), race (white only, Native American/white, other races), Hispanic ethnicity (yes/no), state (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont), smoking status (never, occasional (<100 cigarettes over lifetime), former, current) and employment in high-risk occupations other than the one being analysed (ever/never).

  • Cont, Controls; NEC, not elsewhere classified; SIC, Standard Industrial Classification.