Table 2

HR and corresponding 95% CI for firefighters and police compared with all other workers in the ODSS cohort, 1983–2020

ICD-10 codeCancer siteFirefighters (n=13 642)Police (n=22 595)
Cases (n)HR* (95% CI)Cases (n)HR* (95% CI)
C0–C97Any cancer17301.23 (1.17 to 1.29)23771.17 (1.13 to 1.22)
C00Lip111.61 (0.89 to 2.92)111.17 (0.65 to 2.13)
C01–C14Oral561.10 (0.84 to 1.43)791.10 (0.88 to 1.37)
C15Oesophagus291.06 (0.73 to 1.53)431.17 (0.86 to 1.58)
C16Stomach340.78 (0.55 to 1.09)570.97 (0.75 to 1.27)
C18Colon1521.39 (1.19 to 1.63)2031.39 (1.21 to 1.60)
C20Rectum661.18 (0.93 to 1.51)760.98 (0.78 to 1.23)
C22Liver250.72 (0.49 to 1.07)360.75 (0.54 to 1.04)
C25Pancreas531.34 (1.02 to 1.76)631.15 (0.90 to 1.47)
C30Nasal<6<6
C32Larynx150.68 (0.41 to 1.13)180.61 (0.39 to 0.97)
C34Lung2100.84 (0.74 to 0.97)2370.71 (0.62 to 0.80)
C45Mesothelioma111.56 (0.86 to 2.84)<6
C40Bone<6151.24 (0.75 to 2.07)
C43Melanoma1252.38 (1.99 to 2.84)1842.27 (1.96 to 2.62)
C50Breast (female)70.97 (0.46 to 2.03)801.26 (1.01 to 1.57)
C50Breast (male)<681.20 (0.60 to 2.42)
C53Cervix<6121.56 (0.88 to 2.75)
C56Ovary<691.01 (0.53 to 1.95)
C61Prostate4921.43 (1.31 to 1.57)6231.47 (1.35 to 1.59)
C62Testis302.56 (1.78 to 3.68)291.31 (0.91 to 1.89)
C64Kidney941.52 (1.24 to 1.87)971.08 (0.88 to 1.31)
C67Bladder1201.15 (0.96 to 1.37)1691.25 (1.07 to 1.45)
C69Eye<681.22 (0.61 to 2.46)
C71Brain371.26 (0.91 to 1.74)531.17 (0.89 to 1.53)
C73Thyroid271.11 (0.76 to 1.62)721.35 (1.07 to 1.70)
C81Hodgkin’s lymphoma101.27 (0.68 to 2.37)130.92 (0.53 to 1.58)
C82Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma1041.35 (1.11 to 1.64)1281.13 (0.95 to 1.35)
C90Myeloma291.18 (0.82 to 1.70)421.24 (0.92 to 1.69)
C91Leukaemia641.35 (1.05 to 1.73)711.07 (0.84 to 1.35)
  • Statistically significant (α=0.05) increased risks are in bold, while statistically significant decreased risks are in italics.

  • *Adjusted for age at start of follow-up, birth year and sex.

  • ICD-10, International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision; ODSS, Occupational Disease Surveillance System.