TABLE A-1 Characteristics of 11 underground miner studiesa

Location

Type of mine

Number of miners

Period of follow-up

Data available on smoking

China

Tin

17,143

1976–87

Smoker: yes/no [missing on 24% of subjects, 25 (out of 907) non-smoking lung-cancer cases.]

Czechoslovakia

Uranium

4,284

1952–90

Not available

Colorado, USA

Uranium

3,347

1950–90

Cigarette use: duration, rate, cessation [unavailable after 1969, 25 (out of 294) non-smoking cases.]

Ontario, Canada

Uranium

21,346

1955–86

Not available

Newfoundland, Canada

Fluorspar

2,088

1950–84

Type of product, and duration, cessation (available for 48% of subjects, including 25 cases.)

Sweden

Iron

1,294

1951–91

Type of product, and amount, cessation (from 35% sample of active miners in 1972, supplemented by subsequent surveys)

New Mexico, USA

Uranium

3,469

1943–85

Cigarette use: duration, rate, cessation (available through time of last physical examination)

Beaverlodge, Canada

Uranium

8,486

1950–80

Not available

Port Radium, Canada

Uranium

2,103

1950–80

Not available

Radium Hill, Australia

Uranium

2,516

1948–87

Smoke status: ever, never, unknown (available for about half subjects, 1 non-smoking case.)

France

Uranium

1,785

1948–86

Not available

a Lubin and others (1994a).



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