Table 2

Observed number of cases/deaths and standardised incidence/mortality ratios (SIRs/SMRs) with 95% CIs in men in the Norwegian Fire Departments Cohort (n=4295), follow-up from 1 January 1960 to 31 December 2018

Cancer siteIncidenceMortality
ICD-10Obs.SIR95% CIObs.SMR95% CI
All cancersC00-C979161.151.08 to 1.233761.080.98 to 1.20
LipC00<50.510.11 to 1.5000.000.00 to 12.3
Oral cavityC02-C06<50.670.18 to 1.7200.000.00 to 2.81
PharynxC09-C14, C01111.490.74 to 2.67<50.970.26 to 2.49
OesophagusC15141.550.85 to 2.60151.941.08 to 3.20
Oesophagus, corrected*141.810.99 to 3.04
 StomachC16411.340.96 to 1.82281.180.78 to 1.70
Stomach, corrected*301.260.85 to 1.80
 ColonC18821.271.01 to 1.58351.200.84 to 1.67
 Rectum, rectosigmoidC19-C21421.010.73 to 1.36211.250.78 to 1.92
 LiverC22101.650.79 to 3.0491.640.75 to 3.12
 Gallbladder, bile ductsC23-C2451.310.42 to 3.0562.791.02 to 6.08
Gallbladder, bile ducts*52.330.76 to 5.43
 Liver, gallbladder, bile ducts*C22-C24151.520.85 to 2.50141.841.00 to 3.08
 PancreasC25251.170.76 to 1.73211.060.66 to 1.62
 LarynxC32131.770.94 to 3.0352.220.72 to 5.17
 LungC33-C34911.020.82 to 1.25670.920.71 to 1.17
 Cutaneous melanomaC43501.280.95 to 1.68131.430.76 to 2.45
 Non-melanoma skin†C44370.960.68 to 1.33<50.880.02 to 4.92
 MesotheliomaC4582.591.12 to 5.11<51.660.34 to 4.86
Mesothelioma, corrected*52.770.90 to 6.47
 ProstateC612311.181.03 to 1.34551.010.76 to 1.31
 TestisC62181.350.80 to 2.1400.000.00 to 2.83
 Kidney‡C64321.310.89 to 1.84121.070.55 to 1.87
 Urinary tract§C65-C68731.220.96 to 1.54161.130.64 to 1.83
 Central nervous systemC70-C72301.300.88 to 1.86141.310.72 to 2.20
 ThyroidC7361.330.49 to 2.90<52.220.27 to 8.03
 Hodgkin lymphomaC81<50.490.06 to 1.76<50.710.02 to 3.97
 Non-Hodgkin lymphomaC82-C86, C96271.120.74 to 1.6390.890.41 to 1.69
 Multiple myelomaC90100.820.39 to 1.5081.030.44 to 2.03
 LeukaemiaC91-C95150.830.46 to 1.36121.110.57 to 1.94
 Ill-defined or unspecifiedC76, C80100.720.34 to 1.32150.890.50 to 1.47
Other specified¶260.900.59 to 1.3150.500.16 to 1.17
  • *Observed number of deaths corrected to be in line with morphologically confirmed diagnoses, as described in the text (Results, paragraph 3–6).

  • †Excluding basal cell carcinoma.

  • ‡Excluding renal pelvis.

  • §Including bladder and renal pelvis.

  • ¶The ‘other specified’ group includes the following codes: C07-C08, C17, C26-C31, C37-C38, C40-C41, C46-C50, C56-C57, C60, C63, C69, C74-C75, C88, C97.

  • ICD, International Classification of Diseases; Obs, observed; SIR, standardised incidence ratio; SMR, standardised mortality ratio.