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Table 3 Associations between selected occupations and risk of high grade prostate cancera

From: Occupation, industry, and the risk of prostate cancer: a case-control study in Montréal, Canada

CCDO code and description Never Ever employed <10 years employed ≥10 years employed
Ca/Co Ca/Co OR (95 % CI) OR SB (95 % CI) Ca/Co OR (95 % CI) OR SB (95 % CI) Ca/Co OR (95 % CI) OR SB (95 % CI)
1135122: Credit manager (prof. & tech., n.e.c.) 520/1990 4/4 4.0 (1.0–17.0) 1.6 (0.7–3.7) 2/1 12.6 (1.1.4)b   2/3 2.2 (0.3–13.8) 1.3 (0.6–3.1)
1137: Sales and advertising management occupations 505/1931 19/63 1.3 (0.7–2.2) 1.2 (0.8–2.0) 12/22 2.1 (1.0–4.5)b 1.7 (0.9–3.1) 7/41 0.7 (0.3–1.7) 0.9 (0.5–1.7)
1137118: Manager, sales (prof. & tech., n.e.c.) 508/1945 16/49 1.4 (0.8–2.6) 1.3 (0.8–2.2) 10/17 2.8 (1.2–6.5)b 1.9 (1.0–3.6)b 6/32 0.7 (0.3–1.8) 0.9 (0.5–1.8)
2163: Draughtsmen 512/1949 12/45 1.2 (0.6–2.4) 1.2 (0.7–2.0) 8/15 2.6 (1.0–6.6)b 1.8 (0.9–3.4) 4/30 0.6 (0.2–1.7) 0.8 (0.4–1.7)
23: Occupations in social sciences and related fields 494/1914 30/80 1.8 (1.1–3.0)b 1.7 (1.1–2.6)b 17/30 2.4 (1.3–4.6)b 1.9 (1.1–3.3)b 13/50 1.4 (0.7–2.7) 1.3 (0.8–2.3)
2349: Occupations in law and jurisprudence, n.e.c. 520/1990 4/4 4.3 (0.9–19.9) 1.6 (0.7–3.7) 4/1 12.2 (1.3.2)b 1.7 (0.7–4.1) 0/3   
2711199: Other university teachers 520/1992 4/2 7.0 (1.2–39.6)b 1.7 (0.7–4.0) 3/2 4.8 (0.8–29.4) 1.6 (0.7–3.7) 1/0   
279: Other teaching and related occupations 501/1933 23/61 1.7 (1.0–2.8) 1.5 (1.0–2.4) 10/38 1.2 (0.6–2.6) 1.2 (0.7–2.2) 13/23 2.3 (1.1–4.8)b 1.8 (1.0–3.2)
4131134: Accounting clerk (clerical) 514/1976 10/18 2.8 (1.2–6.8)b 1.8 (1.0–3.5) 7/14 2.4 (0.9–6.5) 1.6 (0.8–3.3) 3/4 4.8 (0.8–28.6) 1.6 (0.7–3.7)
4131142: Bookkeeping clerk (clerical) 513/1973 11/21 2.8 (1.2–6.3)b 1.9 (1.0–3.6)b 9/15 3.3 (1.3–8.5)b 2.0 (1.0–3.9)b 2/6 1.6 (0.3–9.1) 1.2 (0.5–2.9)
4133110: Teller (bank. & finance) 512/1969 12/25 2.1 (1.0–4.4) 1.6 (0.9–3.0) 12/24 2.1 (1.0–4.4)b 1.7 (0.9–3.0) 0/1   
5133114: Pharmaceutical representative (whole. Trade) 520/1986 4/8 1.9 (0.6–6.5) 1.3 (0.6–2.9) 4/4 4.6 (1.1–19.3)b 1.8 (0.8–4.0) 0/4   
5135178: Salesperson, wearing apparel (ret. Trade; whole. Trade) 514/1980 10/14 3.2 (1.3–7.6)b 2.0 (1.0–3.8)b 7/10 3.0 (1.1–8.3)b 1.8 (0.9–3.6) 3/4 3.8 (0.7–19.4) 1.6 (0.7–3.6)
5145: Service station attendants 511/1982 13/12 4.3 (1.8–10.4)b 2.4 (1.2–4.5)b 11/11 4.0 (1.6–10.2)b 2.2 (1.1–4.3)b 2/1 7.0 (0.6–78.7)  
5145110: Service-station attendant (motor vehicle; ret. Trade) 511/1982 13/12 4.4 (1.8–10.5)b 2.4 (1.2–4.5)b 11/11 4.0 (1.6–10.3)b 2.2 (1.1–4.3)b 2/1 7.5 (0.7–84.2)  
5172: Real estate salesmen 508/1960 16/34 1.8 (0.9–3.3) 1.5 (0.9–2.6) 10/16 2.4 (1.0–5.5)b 1.8 (0.9–3.3) 6/18 1.2 (0.5–3.3) 1.2 (0.6–2.4)
5172118: Salesperson, real estate (insur. & real estate) 508/1965 16/29 2.0 (1.1–3.9)b 1.7 (1.0–2.9) 10/14 2.9 (1.2–6.8)b 1.9 (1.0–3.7) 6/15 1.4 (0.5–3.7) 1.2 (0.6–2.5)
6112: Police officers and detectives, government 513/1964 11/30 1.4 (0.7–2.9) 1.3 (0.7–2.3) 5/5 4.0 (1.0–15.1)b 1.8 (0.8–3.9) 6/25 0.9 (0.4–2.3) 1.0 (0.5–2.0)
75: Forestry and logging occupations 500/1964 24/30 2.5 (1.4–4.5)b 2.0 (1.2–3.3)b 15/23 2.0 (1.0–4.0) 1.6 (0.9–2.9) 9/7 4.4 (1.5–12.7)b 2.1 (1.0–4.3)b
751: Forestry and logging occupations 500/1964 24/30 2.5 (1.4–4.5)b 2.0 (1.2–3.3)b 15/23 2.0 (1.0–4.0) 1.6 (0.9–2.9) 9/7 4.4 (1.5–12.7)b 2.1 (1.0–4.3)b
7513: Timber cutting and related occupations 504/1969 20/25 2.5 (1.3–4.7)b 1.9 (1.1–3.3)b 12/20 1.8 (0.9–4.0) 1.5 (0.8–2.8) 8/5 5.2 (1.5–17.6)b 2.1 (1.0–4.4)
7513122: Logger, all-round (forest. & log.) 504/1970 20/24 2.6 (1.4–5.0)b 2.0 (1.2–3.4)b 12/19 2.0 (0.9–4.2) 1.6 (0.9–2.9) 8/5 5.2 (1.5–17.6)b 2.1 (1.0–4.4)
8131: Metal smelting, converting and refining furnacemen 522/1991 2/3 2.3 (0.3–16.8) 1.3 (0.5–3.0) 1/2 1.1 (0.1–12.7)   1/1 53.7 (13.2.3)b  
821/822: Food, beverage and related processing occupations 503/1882 21/112 0.5 (0.3–0.9)b 0.6 (0.4–1.0)b 12/74 0.5 (0.2–0.9)b 0.6 (0.4–1.1) 9/38 0.6 (0.3–1.4) 0.8 (0.4–1.5)
825: Pulp and papermaking and related occupations 520/1991 4/3 6.3 (1.1–35.6)b 1.7 (0.7–3.9) 3/2 4.2 (0.7–26.3) 1.5 (0.6–3.6) 1/1 56.4 (0.277.5)  
826/827: Textile processing occupations 499/1948 25/46 1.8 (1.0–3.2)b 1.6 (1.0–2.6) 15/29 1.5 (0.8–2.9) 1.4 (0.8–2.4) 10/17 2.8 (1.1–6.8)b 1.8 (0.9–3.6)
8278: Occupations in labouring and other elemental work, textile processing 519/1991 5/3 7.8 (1.5–41.2)b 1.8 (0.8–4.2) 4/3 6.2 (1.1–35.2)b 1.7 (0.7–4.0) 1/0   
8551: Patternmaking, marking and cutting occupations 507/1959 17/35 1.6 (0.9–3.0) 1.4 (0.8–2.4) 6/24 0.9 (0.3–2.2) 1.0 (0.5–1.9) 11/11 3.3 (1.3–8.6)b 2.0 (1.0–3.9)b
8595: Painting and decorating occupations, except construction 514/1975 10/19 1.7 (0.8–3.9) 1.4 (0.8–2.7) 8/9 2.9 (1.0–8.1)b 1.8 (0.9–3.6) 2/10 0.6 (0.1–3.2) 1.0 (0.4–2.2)
873: Electrical power, lighting and wire communications equipment erecting, installing and repairing occupations 498/1924 26/70 1.4 (0.9–2.3) 1.4 (0.9–2.1) 12/28 2.2 (1.0–4.7)b 1.7 (0.9–3.1) 14/42 1.1 (0.6–2.1) 1.1 (0.6–1.9)
8799: Other construction trades occupations, n.e.c. 505/1948 19/46 2.0 (1.0–3.6)b 1.7 (1.0–2.8) 12/26 1.9 (0.9–4.1) 1.6 (0.8–2.9) 7/20 2.0 (0.7–5.6) 1.5 (0.7–3.0)
9171: Bus drivers 507/1954 17/40 1.6 (0.9–3.0) 1.5 (0.9–2.5) 9/14 2.9 (1.1–7.3)b 1.9 (0.9–3.6) 8/26 1.1 (0.5–2.5) 1.1 (0.6–2.1)
9171110: Bus driver (motor trans.) 507/1954 17/40 1.6 (0.9–3.0) 1.5 (0.9–2.5) 9/14 2.9 (1.1–7.3)b 1.9 (0.9–3.6) 8/26 1.1 (0.5–2.5) 1.1 (0.6–2.1)
9179118: Dispatcher, motor vehicles (motor trans.) 519/1991 5/3 12.7 (1.6.5)b 1.7 (0.7–4.2) 5/2 13.1 (1.5.1)b 1.7 (0.7–4.2) 0/1   
9310: Foremen/women, material handling and related occupations, n.e.c. 519/1989 5/5 5.1 (1.2–21.5)b 1.8 (0.8–4.0) 2/3 3.6 (0.5–28.4) 1.4 (0.6–3.4) 3/2 8.5 (0.9–81.2) 1.6 (0.6–3.8)
955: Electronic and related communications equipment operating occupations, n.e.c. 515/1985 9/9 3.5 (1.4–9.2)b 2.0 (1.0–4.0)b 7/6 3.8 (1.2–11.6)b 1.9 (0.9–4.0) 2/3 2.8 (0.5–17.4) 1.4 (0.6–3.3)
  1. aHigh grade defined by Gleason score ≥8 or 4 + 3. Occupations selected had at least one significantly elevated or reduced association with prostate cancer among duration of employment categories (ever, <10 years or ≥10 years). Odds ratios estimated using multinomial models adjusted for age, first–degree family history of prostate cancer, ancestry, screening for prostate cancer, annual household income, highest level of education attained, level of physical activity, alcohol intake (drink–years) and body mass index
  2. bThe 95 % confidence interval excludes the null value. n.e.c.: not elsewhere classified