TABLE 6.2 Rates of Accepted Asbestos-Related Health Outcomes in Cohorts Informative for Selected Cancers

Cohort Population (location—number, description)

Accepted Asbestos-Related Health Outcomes (number observed, RR, 95% CI)

Source Citation

Asbestosis

Lung Cancer

Mesothelioma

Patients with Asbestos-Related Disease

 

  1. Italy—631 women compensated for asbestosis

all

16, 4.8 (2.7-7.8)

14, 64.0 (35.0-107)

Germani et al. (1999)

  1. Finland—patients

 

  1. 1,376 asbestosis

all

  1. 127 M, 6.7 (5.6-7.9);

6 F, 19.80 (7.3-43.1)

  1. 9 M, 31.6 (14.4-60.0);

1 F, 95.7 (2.4-533)

Karjalainen et al. (1999)

  1. 4,887 patients with pleural disease

 

  1. 44 M, 1.3 (1.0-1.8);

0 F

  1. 4 M, 5.5 (1.5-14.1);

0 F

  1. Poland—

 

  1. 907 men with asbestosis

all

  1. 39, 1.68 (1.22-2.26);

  1. 3, 26.8 (5.5-78.3);

Szeszenia-Dabrowska et al. (2002)

  1. 490 women with asbestosis

all

  1. 13, 6.21 (3.31-10.62)

  1. 3, 72.1 (10.3-146)

  1. US clinical trial

 

 

 

Aliyu et al. (2005)

Mining

 

  1. Wittenoom Gorge,

Western Australia

—6,505 men

 

91 M, 1.60 (1.31-1.97)

32

Armstrong et al. (1988) [mortality through 1980]

Berry et al. (2004) [incidence through2000]

  1. 6,493 men

 

 

  1. 235

  1. 235 women

 

 

  1. 7



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