Table 3

SMRs by decade of employment start in the rubber industry for selected causes of death during 1967–2015 (using England and Wales reference rates)

Cause of deathDecade of employment startP values
<19301930–19391940–19491950–19591960–1966
nSMR95% CInSMR95% CInSMR95% CInSMR95% CInSMR95% CI
All causes
 Including missing cause of death17871.040.99 to 1.0935051.061.02 to 1.0974101.081.05 to 1.1011 5151.111.09 to 1.1399641.171.14 to 1.19<0.001
 Excluding missing cause of death16711.040.99 to 1.0932881.041.00 to 1.0769851.061.03 to 1.0810 8761.081.06 to 1.1094221.131.11 to 1.16<0.001
 All neoplasms4201.080.98 to 1.189201.111.04 to 1.1819831.121.07 to 1.1630961.111.07 to 1.1528081.201.15 to 1.240.017
 All causes excluding neoplasms12511.030.97 to 1.0923681.010.97 to 1.0550021.031.00 to 1.0677851.071.04 to 1.0966191.111.08 to 1.13<0.001
 All malignant neoplasms (MN)4151.080.97 to 1.189091.121.04 to 1.1919561.121.07 to 1.1730481.111.07 to 1.1527731.211.16 to 1.250.012
 MN larynx460.900.33 to 1.9690.630.29 to 1.19251.110.72 to 1.64180.950.56 to 1.500.822
 MN oesophagus141.180.65 to 1.99270.910.60 to 1.33570.850.64 to 1.101181.060.87 to 1.271171.221.01 to 1.460.130
 MN stomach cancer411.110.80 to 1.51761.140.90 to 1.431761.291.11 to 1.502621.301.14 to 1.462131.291.12 to 1.470.365
 MN trachea, bronchus and lung1430.980.83 to 1.163311.161.03 to 1.297391.241.15 to 1.3310801.181.11 to 1.2510871.431.34 to 1.51<0.001
 MN prostate330.800.57 to 1.131141.241.03 to 1.482081.070.93 to 1.222780.920.82 to 1.032521.010.89 to 1.140.446
 MN bladder361.891.37 to 2.63471.240.93 to 1.65931.160.95 to 1.431391.140.96 to 1.341021.010.83 to 1.230.015
 Multiple myeloma51.110.46 to 2.66121.130.64 to 2.00251.100.74 to 1.62290.790.55 to 1.14341.100.78 to 1.540.779
 Leukaemia121.440.82 to 2.54241.310.88 to 1.95340.840.60 to 1.17661.010.79 to 1.28591.060.82 to 1.370.542
 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma390.590.31 to 1.14351.000.72 to 1.40460.790.59 to 1.05500.990.75 to 1.300.272
 Circulatory diseases8421.081.01 to 1.1515521.040.99 to 1.0931701.031.00 to 1.0749491.081.05 to 1.0941141.091.06 to 1.130.091
 Ischaemic heart disease5141.080.99 to 1.189921.060.99 to 1.1320541.071.02 to 1.1131591.091.05 to 1.1326301.091.05 to 1.140.423
 Respiratory diseases2260.880.78 to 1.014430.950.87 to 1.0510511.111.05 to 1.1815951.151.10 to 1.2114151.271.21 to 1.34<0.001
 Bronchitis630.850.66 to 1.08860.920.74 to 1.131891.030.90 to 1.192641.110.99 to 1.262401.321.17 to 1.50<0.001
 Emphysema101.280.69 to 2.38120.790.45 to 1.39341.100.79 to 1.54531.150.88 to 1.51541.441.10 to 1.870.186