Table 2

Characteristics of individuals where there was discordance between self-reports relative to DOM-JEM assessment approach, Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, 1997–2001

Discordant Group 1*
Over-report
Discordant Group 2†
Under-report
n%p Value‡n%p Value‡
No of workers
Overall1313493.717413.3
 Cases419204.8<0.059021.5<0.05
 Controls894293.2849.4
 Population controls397102.54511.3
 Hospital controls497193.8397.8
Sex
 Male574376.4<0.000113323.2<0.05
 Female739121.6415.5
Age (years)
 <3512410.80.2197.30.06
 35–4418984.2179.0
 45–5423041.7229.6
 55–64275145.13613.1
 65–7433982.4308.8
 75+156149.06038.5
Education (years)
 <823573.00.925824.70.36
 8–12548244.48114.8
 13+507183.6326.3
No of jobs
Occupation
 Professional/technical600142.3<0.000181.3<0.0001
 Construction6934.32840.6
 Blue collar excluding construction399205.014536.3
 Other§972131.3161.6
Duration of employment (years)
 1–101137242.1<0.000113612.00.40
 11–20439133.0409.1
 >20296124.1289.5
Decade of job termination
 <19408700.00.341112.60.16
 1940–194913600.02216.2
 1950–195927672.53211.6
 1960–196937992.43810.0
 1970–197950881.6356.9
 1980–1989679101.5466.8
 >19901020181.8656.4
  • *Exposed according to self-reports, but unexposed according to DOM-JEM.

  • †Unexposed according to self-reports, but exposed according to DOM-JEM.

  • ‡p Values from χ2 and t tests across discordant and concordant assessment groups.

  • §Includes administrative, managerial, clerical, sales, service, agricultural and related workers.

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