Table 2

Cancer incidence among 9061 male Danish firefighters by reference group: 1968–2014

Cancer site (ICD-10)ObsThe general populationSample of employeesThe military
SIR95% CISIR95% CISIR95% CI
All cancers (minus other skin)10711.020.96 to 1.091.071.01 to 1.141.010.95 to 1.07
Lip (C00)41.040.39 to 2.781.130.42 to 3.011.600.60 to 4.28
Tongue (C01–02)121.520.86 to 2.681.620.92 to 2.851.460.83 to 2.57
Mouth (C03–06, C462)70.600.28 to 1.250.570.27 to 1.190.610.29 to 1.27
Salivary glands (C07–08)41.790.67 to 4.771.900.71 to 5.071.590.60 to 4.24
Pharynx (C09–14)200.910.59 to 1.410.940.60 to 1.450.870.56 to 1.35
Oesophagus (C15)210.990.65 to 1.531.050.68 to 1.611.180.77 to 1.81
Stomach (C16)271.090.75 to 1.591.120.77 to 1.631.260.87 to 1.84
Colon (C18–19)570.730.57 to 0.950.770.59 to 0.990.700.54 to 0.90
Rectum (C20)641.220.95 to 1.551.240.97 to 1.581.200.94 to 1.53
Liver (C22)140.970.58 to 1.640.980.58 to 1.651.170.69 to 1.98
Gall bladder (C23–24)50.990.41 to 2.371.040.43 to 2.501.020.42 to 2.44
Pancreas (C25)341.200.86 to 1.681.270.91 to 1.781.280.92 to 1.80
Anus (C21, C26)41.310.49 to 3.491.130.42 to 3.011.120.42 to 2.99
Nasal cavity (C30–31)41.380.52 to 3.671.270.48 to 3.391.420.53 to 3.79
Larynx (C32)160.920.56 to 1.500.920.57 to 1.511.010.62 to 1.66
Lung (C33–34, C39)1320.910.76 to 1.070.950.80 to 1.131.060.90 to 1.26
Heart and mediastinum (C380–383, C388)34.271.38 to 13.233.611.17 to 11.204.301.39 to 13.32
Bones (C40–41)31.250.40 to 3.891.170.38 to 3.641.140.37 to 3.55
Melanoma of skin (C43)701.240.98 to 1.571.281.01 to 1.611.050.83 to 1.33
Other skin (C44, C460)3181.000.90 to 1.121.010.90 to 1.120.860.77 to 0.96
Mesothelium (C450–459)40.650.24 to 1.730.680.26 to 1.820.710.27 to 1.89
Connective tissue70.840.40 to 1.760.970.46 to 2.040.770.37 to 1.61
Prostate (C61)2021.100.95 to 1.261.151.00 to 1.321.020.88 to 1.17
Testis (C62)471.300.97 to 1.731.040.78 to 1.390.980.73 to 1.30
Other genitals (C60, C63)30.780.25 to 2.410.820.26 to 2.540.700.23 to 2.18
Kidney (C64)321.040.74 to 1.471.020.72 to 1.441.040.74 to 1.48
Renal pelvis (C65–66)101.460.79 to 2.721.590.85 to 2.951.350.73 to 2.51
Urinary bladder (C67, D090, D303, D414)881.090.89 to 1.351.110.90 to 1.371.050.86 to 1.30
Eye (C69)30.880.28 to 2.740.820.27 to 2.550.900.29 to 2.78
Meninges (C70, D32, D42)91.220.64 to 2.351.070.56 to 2.051.230.64 to 2.37
Brain (C71, C751–753, D330–332, D430–432, D352–354, D443–445)330.940.67 to 1.330.870.62 to 1.230.900.64 to 1.26
Other parts of CNS (C72, D333–339, D433–D439)121.390.79 to 2.451.470.83 to 2.581.310.74 to 2.30
Thyroid (C73)61.210.54 to 2.691.180.53 to 2.631.050.47 to 2.35
Hodgkin’s lymphoma (C81)131.640.95 to 2.821.350.78 to 2.321.420.82 to 2.44
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (C82–85, C883–889)370.960.69 to 1.320.970.70 to 1.330.970.70 to 1.34
Myeloma (C90, C880–882)80.620.31 to 1.240.660.33 to 1.320.650.33 to 1.31
Lymphatic leukaemia (C91)150.910.55 to 1.510.970.59 to 1.610.880.53 to 1.47
Myeloid leukaemia (C92)90.760.40 to 1.460.730.38 to 1.400.830.43 to 1.60
Ill-defined/unspecified (C76–80)270.900.62 to 1.320.950.65 to 1.380.960.66 to 1.40
Remaining not shown50.410.13 to 0.970.420.14 to 0.970.410.13 to 0.95
  • CNS, central nervous system; ICD, International Classification of Diseases.