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Table 1 Major and minor sectors, and counts of controls and cases by minor sector of longest duration

From: Breast cancer risk in relation to occupations with exposure to carcinogens and endocrine disruptors: a Canadian case–control study

Major sector Minor sector Controls Cases
    1146 1006
1 Farming Agriculture/plants 23 37
Agriculture/animals 3 5
2 Non-plastics light manufacturing Textile manufacturing 3 5
Footwear manufacturing 0 0
Wood manufacturing 2 2
Printing 8 6
Electrical and electronics mfr 1 1
Jewelry, furniture manufacturing 5 1
Glass, ceramic manufacturing 2 1
3 Petroleum/Petrochemical Petroleum, petrochemical, chemical manufacturing 8 6
4 Plastics Plastics manufacturing (nonauto) 3 0
Plastics manufacturing (auto) 9 26
5 Metal-related Metallurgical, metalworking, metal fabrication 64 75
6 Transportation Transportation 37 26
7 Cleaning/beauty care Beauty salon/hair care 25 14
Dry cleaning, laundry 2 8
8 Bars/gambling Bars/gambling 11 16
  Not categorized as “major” Mining 1 0
Power Generation/distribution 4 5
Construction 6 6
Food manufacturing 10 30
Liquor/beer/wine 12 6
Tobacco manufacturing 1 1
Media, culture 30 15
Adm. non education or healthcare 242 229
Education 176 149
Healthcare 195 154
Entertainment 13 5
Hotels and motels 7 5
Retail 193 124
Restaurants, food services 46 36
No employment reported 4 12
  1. Sector duration lagged 5 yr (duration in sector until 5 yr prior to study survey).
  2. Minor sectors based on mutually exclusive grouping of NAICS/NOC codes from all jobs reported.