alexa A 26-year cohort mortality study of French construction workers aged 20 to 64 years
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Occupational Medicine & Health Affairs

Author(s): Anne Thuret

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Objective: The purpose of this report was to study the cause-specific mortality of French workers in the construction industry.

Methods: From a cohort of 12,788 male workers, standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated for the years between 1974 and 1999 for workers aged 20 to 64 years.

Results: All-cause mortality was significantly increased (SMR = 111, CI = 106–206). Excess mortality was found for cancers (SMR = 125, CI = 117–134), especially for the oral cavity and pharynx (SMR = 134, CI = 108–163), digestive (SMR = 120, CI = 104–137) and respiratory (SMR = 143, CI = 128–159) systems; cerebrovascular disease (SMR = 130, CI = 106–158); diseases of the digestive system (SMR = 130, CI = 113–149), and accidental falls (SMR = 158, CI = 105–125). Excess risks were limited to blue-collar workers.

Conclusions: Despite a probable role of lifestyle and potential limitations of the study, elevated mortality was observed for several causes possibly related to occupational factors.

This article was published in Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine and referenced in Occupational Medicine & Health Affairs

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