Table 3

Association between occupations and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis case status in women using conditional logistical regression

OccupationsCases with job
n=747
Controls with job
n=74 700
CrudeAdjusted*
N (%)N (%)OR95% CIOR95% CI
Agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing59 (7.90)5145 (6.89)1.160.89 to 1.521.150.86 to 1.53
 Agriculture and farming51 (6.83)4706 (6.30)1.090.82 to 1.451.110.82 to 1.51
 Forestry5 (0.67)378 (0.51)1.330.55 to 3.211.400.58 to 3.40
 Hunting and fishing3 (0.40)145 (0.19)2.070.66 to 6.530.750.10 to 5.35
Extraction of raw materials1 (0.13)143 (0.19)0.700.10 to 5.000.720.10 to 5.16
Food, beverage and tobacco packaging136 (18.21)13 799 (18.47)0.980.82 to 1.191.010.83 to 1.24
 Meat products28 (3.75)3161 (4.23)0.880.60 to 1.290.920.62 to 1.36
 Dairy products19 (2.54)2012 (2.69)0.940.60 to 1.490.910.56 to 1.47
 Preserved food products42 (5.62)3145 (4.21)1.360.99 to 1.861.330.95 to 1.87
 Grain and sugar products58 (7.76)6357 (8.51)0.910.69 to 1.190.920.69 to 1.23
 Beverages14 (1.87)1576 (2.11)0.890.52 to 1.511.000.58 to 1.70
 Tobacco products1 (0.13)85 (0.11)1.180.16 to 8.461.300.18 to 9.06
Textiles and clothing production68 (9.10)8066 (10.80)0.830.64 to 1.060.800.61 to 1.04
Leather goods production14 (1.87)1457 (1.95)0.960.56 to 1.630.970.56 to 1.68
Woodworks, furniture production26 (3.48)2866 (3.84)0.900.61 to 1.340.880.56 to 1.33
Paper and printing industry56 (7.50)5670 (7.59)0.990.75 to 1.300.980.73 to 1.31
Chemical Industry70 (9.37)7067 (9.46)0.990.77 to 1.270.930.71 to 1.22
 Raw chemicals7 (0.94)527 (0.71)1.330.63 to 2.821.250.55 to 2.80
 Medical goods and personal care items25 (3.35)2994 (4.01)0.830.56 to 1.240.810.52 to 1.24
 Petroleum products42 (5.62)3891 (5.21)1.080.79 to 1.480.990.70 to 1.40
 Other chemical industry42 (5.62)4158 (5.57)0.990.79 to 1.230.990.71 to 1.38
Stones products industry20 (2.68)1908 (2.55)1.050.67 to 1.641.180.75 to 1.84
Metal products industry81 (10.84)8744 (11.71)0.920.73 to 1.160.910.71 to 1.16
 Metal foundry3 (0.40)717 (0.96)0.420.13 to 1.300.450.15 to 1.41
 Metal goods and pipe factory48 (6.43)4926 (6.59)0.970.73 to 1.310.970.71 to 1.32
 Machine manufacturing41 (5.49)3978 (5.33)1.030.75 to 1.420.990.71 to 1.39
Electric products industry54 (7.23)5343 (7.15)1.010.77 to 1.341.070.80 to 1.43
Transportation manufacture16 (2.14)1510 (2.02)1.060.65 to 1.751.130.69 to 1.86
Other manufacturing28 (3.75)2560 (3.43)1.100.75 to 1.611.120.75 to 1.69
Construction and building48 (6.43)4915 (6.58)0.980.73 to 1.311.030.76 to 1.39
 Planning2 (0.27)187 (0.25)1.070.27 to 4.321.380.34 to 5.61
 General contracting23 (3.08)2102 (2.81)1.100.72 to 1.671.150.75 to 1.77
 Drainage, sewer, plumbing6 (0.80)523 (0.70)1.150.51 to 2.581.260.56 to 2.83
 Paving, bricklaying5 (0.67)413 (0.55)1.210.50 to 2.941.250.52 to 3.04
 Carpentry5 (0.67)635 (0.85)0.790.33 to 1.900.850.35 to 2.05
 Electrician9 (1.20)804 (1.08)1.120.58 to 2.171.070.53 to 2.17
 Painting, glazing4 (0.54)497 (0.67)0.800.30 to 2.160.910.34 to 2.45
 Floors, insulation, roofing2 (0.27)247 (0.33)0.810.20 to 3.260.960.24 to 3.88
Trade307 (41.10)31 558 (42.25)0.950.82 to 1.110.950.81 to 1.12
 Wholesale164 (21.95)15 718 (21.04)1.060.89 to 1.261.060.88 to 1.27
 Retail207 (27.71)22 425 (30.02)0.890.76 to 1.050.890.75 to 1.06
Restaurant/hotel120 (16.06)13 199 (17.67)0.890.73 to 1.090.910.74 to 1.13
Transportation64 (8.57)7400 (9.91)0.850.66 to 1.100.880.67 to 1.16
 Ground (taxi, bus, carrier, train)32 (4.28)3647 (4.88)0.870.61 to 1.250.890.61 to 1.29
 Water15 (2.01)1784 (2.39)0.840.50 to 1.400.910.54 to 1.53
 Air8 (1.07)969 (1.30)0.820.41 to 1.660.810.38 to 1.71
 Operations and support21 (2.81)1883 (2.52)1.120.72 to 1.731.090.68 to 1.75
Postal, telephone, telegraph service50 (6.69)4463 (5.97)1.130.85 to 1.511.180.87 to 1.59
Banking, insurance, finance106 (14.19)11 455 (15.33)0.910.74 to 1.120.960.77 to 1.19
Property management26 (3.48)2651 (3.55)1.220.92 to 1.611.210.90 to 1.63
Professional (legal, financial, engineer)114 (15.26)12 455 (16.67)0.900.74 to 1.100.920.74 to 1.14
Lab technician8 (1.07)822 (1.10)0.970.48 to 1.960.980.46 to 2.07
Equipment rental13 (1.74)1230 (1.65)1.060.61 to 1.841.040.59 to 1.85
Public administration485 (64.93)50 648 (67.80)0.880.75 to 1.020.960.81 to 1.13
Police, guard, security12 (1.61)1121 (1.50)1.070.60 to 1.901.140.64 to 2.03
Military, defence†10 (1.34)782 (1.05)1.280.68 to 2.401.110.55 to 2.25
Electricity plant2 (0.27)499 (0.67)0.400.10 to 1.600.430.11 to 1.73
Heat/gas company2 (0.27)193 (0.26)1.040.26 to 4.181.150.28 to 4.64
Cleaning services60 (8.03)8231 (11.02) 0.70 0.54 to 0.92 0.69 0.52 to 0.93
Health and research296 (39.63)32 351 (43.31) 0.85 0.74 to 0.99 0.900.77 to 1.06
Welfare organisations and day cares161 (21.55)16 764 (22.44)0.950.80 to 1.131.010.84 to 1.22
Education95 (12.72)9687 (12.97)0.980.79 to 1.220.940.74 to 1.19
Societies, institutions, organisations63 (8.43)6436 (8.62)0.980.75 to 1.271.030.79 to 1.34
Entertainment27 (3.61)3289 (4.40)0.810.55 to 1.200.870.57 to 1.31
Repair and service5 (0.67)559 (0.75)0.890.37 to 2.160.990.41 to 2.40
Laundries and dry cleaners21 (2.81)2820 (3.78)0.740.48 to 1.140.790.51 to 1.24
Personal services15 (2.01)1958 (2.62)0.760.46 to 1.270.750.43 to 1.31
  • *Adjusted for socioeconomic status, residential location and marital status.

  • †Military defence includes only those with at least 1 year of service.