Mortality of men in the Rhondda Fach 1950-80

Br J Ind Med. 1985 Nov;42(11):741-5. doi: 10.1136/oem.42.11.741.


In a 30 year follow up study of 8526 men aged 20 and over in the Rhondda Fach 99.9% of the population was traced. Generally, the results are similar to those found in a 20 year follow up of the same subjects. Miners and ex-miners had an excess mortality compared with non-miners, but within the former only those who had had categories B and C pneumoconiosis showed a raised mortality. Category A pneumoconiosis was not associated with any excess compared with other miners and ex-miners. Two further aspects of the data relating to gastric cancer and progressive massive fibrosis will be examined in later reports.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Coal Mining
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / mortality*
  • Pneumoconiosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Pneumoconiosis / mortality
  • Radiography
  • Wales