Briggs, Nathaniel C. and Levine, Robert S. and Hall, H. Irene and Cosby, Otis and Brann, Edward A. and Hennekens, Charles H.
Objectives. This study examined occupational risks for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and soft-tissue sarcoma among African American and White men. Methods. Race-specific multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted using data from a large US population-based case–control study. Results. Significant occupational risks were limited to African Americans; chromium was associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (odds ratio [OR] = 3.9, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.2, 12.9) and wood dust was associated with Hodgkin’s disease (OR = 4.6, 95% CI = 1.6, 13.3) and soft-tissue sarcoma (OR = 3.7, 95% CI = 1.6, 8.6). Conclusions. Race-specific occupational risk factors for cancer were evident only among African American men. This may reflect racial disparities in levels of exposure to occupational carcinogens.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; Hodgkin’s disease; soft-tissue sarcoma; African Americans; Race-specific occupational risk factors; cancer; African American men; racial disparities; occupational carcinogens|
|Subjects:||Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer|
Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors
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|Date Deposited:||29 Sep 2008|
|Last Modified:||28 Jun 2011 10:13|
|Link to this item (URI):||http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/1000|
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