Table 4

Cancer incidence among 16 422 male Nordic firefighters, by period of follow-up

Cancer site1961–19751976–19901991–2005
Obs.SIR95% CIObs.SIR95% CIObs.SIR95% CI
All cancers1961.000.86 to 1.158381.111.03 to 1.1915021.051.00 to 1.11
Lung270.920.60 to 1.331090.900.74 to 1.091741.040.89 to 1.21
 Adenocarcinoma41.190.32 to 3.05261.270.83 to 1.87501.310.97 to 1.72
Skin melanoma121.941.00 to 3.39371.390.98 to 1.92601.110.84 to 1.42
Non-melanoma skin20.550.07 to 1.98271.280.84 to 1.86881.391.11 to 1.71
Mesothelioma0*0.000.00 to 10.551.560.51 to 3.64121.620.84 to 2.83
Prostate200.970.59 to 1.491451.100.93 to 1.294951.151.05 to 1.26
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma10.230.01 to 1.29261.120.73 to 1.64551.080.81 to 1.40
Multiple myeloma41.170.32 to 2.99110.870.44 to 1.57261.280.84 to 1.88
  • *Expected number of cases=0.35.