Table 3

Risk estimates for asbestos exposure and lung cancer according to self-reports and DOM-JEM assessment, Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, 1997–2001

Self-reports*DOM-JEM
CasesControlsOR†95% CICasesControlsOR†95% CI
Never3908461.03298121.0
Ever29480.9‡0.51.690821.91.32.7
 Low§80751.91.22.6
 High¶1072.30.86.5
Duration of exposure**
 Never3708311.03097971.0
 1–10 years14270.90.41.844531.50.92.4
 >10 years15210.90.42.046292.61.54.5
  • *Analyses restricted to 1313 individuals with complete self-reports and DOM-JEM exposure assessments.

  • †Adjusted for age group, sex and smoking pack-years, and with a 10-year lag.

  • ‡Discrepancy with OR reported in Brenner et al17 resulting from exclusion in this study of 20 cases and 38 controls because of missing work history information.

  • §Ever employed in a job classified as low, but never high, asbestos exposure according to DOM-JEM.

  • ¶Ever employed in a job classified as high asbestos exposure according to DOM-JEM.

  • **Analyses restricted to 1278 individuals with complete self-reports and DOM-JEM exposure duration data.

  • DOM-JEM, general population job-exposure matrix.