Table 5

Interaction between gender and exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS)

RCS (mg/m3)WomenMen
Unexposed14.33 (3.79–4.94)
Q1 0–0.271.16 (0.92–1.46)4.26 (3.70–4.89)
Q2 0.27–0.621.05 (0.82–1.35)4.19 (3.65–4.81)
Q3 0.62–1.541.40 (1.14–1.72)4.47 (3.90–5.13)
Q4 1.54+1.66 (1.27–2.18)4.60 (4.02–5.27)
  • The relative risk for first time event of acute myocardial infarction in women and men using unexposed women as reference. Results are presented for cumulative exposure (quartile 1–4). Adjusted for age and urbanisation index, restricted to skilled/unskilled manual workers.