Table 4

Mortality among Swedish soft paper mill workers 1960–2013

Causes of deathAll n=7870Women n=3127Men n=4743
HighLowHighLowHighLow
O*SMR
(95% CI)
O*SMR
(95% CI)
O*SMR
(95% CI)
O*SMR
(95% CI)
O*SMR
(95% CI)
O*SMR
(95% CI)
All causes5511.08
(0.99 to 1.17)
19850.99
(0.95 to 1.04)
2081.12
(0.97 to 1.28)
5550.97
(0.89 to 1.06)
3431.05
(0.94 to 1.17)
14301.00
(0.95 to 1.05)
All malignancies1471.15
(0.98 to 1.36)
4590.88
(0.80 to 0.96)
621.29
(0.99 to 1.65)
1520.88
(0.75 to 1.04)
851.07
(0.86 to 1.33)
3070.88
(0.78 to 0.98)
Lung, bronchus and pleura malignancies241.23
(0.79 to 1.83)
800.94
(0.74 to 1.17)
50.89
(0.29 to 2.09)
291.26
(0.84 to 1.81)
191.37
(0.82 to 2.13)
510.82
(0.61 to 1.08)
Cerebrovascular disease621.30
(1.00 to 1.67)
1580.95
(0.81 to 1.11)
291.39
(0.93 to 2.00)
370.68
(0.48 to 0.93)
331.24
(0.85 to 1.74)
1211.08
(0.90 to 1.29)
Ischaemic heart disease1411.06
(0.90 to 1.26)
5331.08
(0.99 to 1.17)
380.98
(0.69 to 1.35)
1051.11
(0.91 to 1.34)
1031.10
(0.90 to 1.33)
4281.07
(0.97 to 1.18)
Obstructive lung disease231.89
(1.20 to 2.83)
470.96
(0.71 to 1.28)
92.15
(0.98 to 4.08)
221.43
(0.89 to 2.16)
141.75
(0.96 to 2.94)
250.75
(0.48 to 1.10)
COPD151.52 (0.85 to 2.50)380.94 (0.67 to 1.29)61.84 (0.67 to 4.00)191.50 (0.90 to 2.34)91.36 (0.62 to 2.58)190.69 (0.41 to 1.08)
Asthma84.13
(1.78 to 8.14)
70.95
(0.38 to 1.96)
33.77
(0.78 to 11.0)
31.25
(0.26 to 3.66)
54.38
(1.42 to 10.2)
40.81
(0.22 to 2.07)
All external causes341.15
(0.79 to 1.60)
1731.15
(0.98 to 1.33)
60.78
(0.29 to 1.70)
381.18
(0.83 to 1.61)
281.27
(0.85 to 1.84)
1351.14
(0.95 to 1.34)
  • Data represent SMRs with 95% CI.

  • *Number of observed cases.

  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; SMRs, standard mortality ratios.