Table 3

Sensitivity analysis: weighted Cohen's κs and 95% CIs for cumulative exposure* assigned by the different methods to exposed subjects only

Case-by-case expert assessment versus Asbestos JEMCase-by-case expert assessment versus DOMJEMCase-by-case expert assessment versus FINJEMAsbestos JEM versus DOMJEMAsbestos JEM versus FINJEMDOMJEM versus FINJEM
Asbestos (N=135)0.04 (−0.06 to 0.12)0.26 (0.13 to 0.34)0.09 (−0.03 to 0.16)−0.03 (−0.12 to 0.07)0.19 (0.12 to 0.31)0.36 (0.25 to 0.47)
PAHs (N=77) 0.23 (0.11 to 0.43)0.32 (0.22 to 0.44) 0.51 (0.36 to 0.64)
Welding fumes (N=170) 0.42 (0.37 to 0.54)
  • * Cumulative exposure is based on P×job duration for the expert assessment and on P×I×job duration for the JEMs.

  • Exposed (whether low, medium or high) is based on the case-by-case expert assessment.

  • JEM, job-exposure matrice.