Identification of occupational cancer risks in British Columbia. Part II: A population-based case-control study of 1516 Prostatic cancer cases

J Occup Environ Med. 1999 Apr;41(4):233-47. doi: 10.1097/00043764-199904000-00005.


We have, as part of a program aimed at detecting occupational risk factors in British Columbia, collected lifetime occupational histories from 15,643 incident cancer cases, of whom 1519 had a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Occupational risks for this cancer site are examined using this large data set, and the results are presented in this report.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • British Columbia / epidemiology
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Humans
  • Industry / statistics & numerical data*
  • Likelihood Functions
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Occupational Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Occupations / statistics & numerical data*
  • Odds Ratio
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / epidemiology*