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Table 4 Associations between selected industries and risk of prostate cancer (all cancers)a

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

SIC 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)
01: Agricultural industries 1864/1886 73/108 0.6 (0.4–0.9)b 0.6 (0.5–0.9)b 43/66 0.6 (0.4–0.9)b 0.7 (0.4–1.0)b 30/42 0.6 (0.4–1.1) 0.7 (0.4–1.1)
0119: Livestock combination farms 1932/1980 5/14 0.3 (0.1–0.9)b 0.6 (0.3–1.3) 2/7 0.2 (0.0–1.0) 0.7 (0.3–1.6) 3/7 0.4 (0.1–2.4) 0.8 (0.3–1.9)
04: Logging industry 1881/1962 56/32 1.7 (1.0–2.8)b 1.5 (1.0–2.4) 43/23 1.7 (0.9–2.9) 1.5 (0.9–2.4) 13/9 1.8 (0.7–4.7) 1.4 (0.7–2.7)
041: Logging industry 1881/1962 56/32 1.7 (1.0–2.8)b 1.5 (1.0–2.4) 43/23 1.7 (0.9–2.9) 1.5 (0.9–2.4) 13/9 1.8 (0.7–4.7) 1.4 (0.7–2.7)
103: Fruit and vegetable industries 1936/1985 1/9 0.1 (0.0–0.5)b 0.6 (0.3–1.5) 1/7 0.1 (0.0–0.8)b 0.7 (0.3–1.6) 0/2   
1031: Canned and preserved fruit and vegetable industry 1936/1985 1/9 0.1 (0.0–0.5)b 0.6 (0.3–1.5) 1/7 0.1 (0.0–0.8)b 0.7 (0.3–1.6) 0/2   
2619: Other household furniture industries 1922/1989 15/5 3.9 (1.1–13.4)b 1.7 (0.8–3.7) 11/5 3.1 (0.8–11.0) 1.5 (0.7–3.4) 4/0   
27: Paper and allied products industries 1874/1943 63/51 1.3 (0.9–2.0) 1.3 (0.9–1.9) 40/37 1.0 (0.6–1.7) 1.0 (0.6–1.6) 23/14 2.3 (1.1–5.0)b 1.7 (0.9–3.1)
2711: Pulp industry 1911/1972 26/22 1.3 (0.7–2.4) 1.2 (0.7–2.0) 16/18 0.8 (0.4–1.7) 0.9 (0.5–1.6) 10/4 5.6 (1.1–27.5)b 1.6 (0.7–3.8)
3039: Other ornamental and architectural metal products industries 1927/1991 10/3 5.9 (1.0–33.6)b 1.6 (0.7–3.7) 7/2 13.2 (1.3.8)b 1.5 (0.6–3.7) 3/1 1.6 (0.2–16.1)  
3199: Other machinery and equipment industries n.e.c. 1920/1966 17/28 0.6 (0.3–1.1) 0.7 (0.4–1.2) 11/22 0.4 (0.2–1.0)b 0.6 (0.3–1.1) 6/6 1.0 (0.3–3.6) 1.0 (0.5–2.2)
32: Transportation equipment industries 1809/1831 128/163 0.8 (0.6–1.0) 0.8 (0.6–1.0) 80/90 0.9 (0.6–1.2) 0.9 (0.6–1.2) 48/73 0.7 (0.4–1.0)b 0.7 (0.5–1.0)
321: Aircraft and aircraft parts industry 1881/1897 56/97 0.6 (0.4–0.9)b 0.6 (0.5–0.9)b 32/48 0.7 (0.4–1.2) 0.8 (0.5–1.2) 24/49 0.5 (0.3–0.8)b 0.6 (0.4–0.9)b
3211: Aircraft and aircraft parts industry 1881/1897 56/97 0.6 (0.4–0.9)b 0.6 (0.5–0.9)b 32/48 0.7 (0.4–1.2) 0.8 (0.5–1.2) 24/49 0.5 (0.3–0.8)b 0.6 (0.4–0.9)b
354: Concrete products industries 1925/1987 12/7 4.4 (1.0–18.5)b 1.6 (0.7–3.7) 7/6 2.3 (0.5–11.2) 1.3 (0.6–3.0) 5/1 28.1 (0.89.3) 1.3 (0.5–3.3)
356: Glass and glass products industries 1925/1976 12/18 0.6 (0.3–1.4) 0.8 (0.4–1.4) 9/9 1.2 (0.4–3.4) 1.1 (0.5–2.2) 3/9 0.2 (0.1–1.0)b 0.6 (0.3–1.4)
3561: Primary glass and glass containers industry 1929/1977 8/17 0.5 (0.2–1.2) 0.7 (0.3–1.3) 6/9 0.9 (0.3–2.8) 1.0 (0.4–2.0) 2/8 0.2 (0.0–0.9)b 0.6 (0.3–1.5)
424: Plumbing, heating and air conditioning, mechanical work 1887/1957 50/37 1.7 (1.0–2.8)b 1.5 (1.0–2.4) 23/16 1.7 (0.8–3.6) 1.4 (0.8–2.6) 27/21 1.7 (0.8–3.3) 1.4 (0.8–2.5)
427: Interior and finishing work 1891/1958 46/36 1.7 (1.0–2.9)b 1.5 (1.0–2.4) 17/13 1.8 (0.8–4.4) 1.4 (0.7–2.7) 29/23 1.6 (0.9–3.2) 1.4 (0.8–2.4)
451: Air transport industries 1923/1957 14/37 0.4 (0.2–0.9)b 0.6 (0.3–1.0) 4/10 0.5 (0.1–1.9) 0.8 (0.4–1.8) 10/27 0.4 (0.2–0.9)b 0.6 (0.3–1.1)
4511: Scheduled air transport industry 1923/1959 14/35 0.5 (0.2–0.9)b 0.6 (0.3–1.0) 4/9 0.6 (0.1–2.4) 0.9 (0.4–1.9) 10/26 0.4 (0.2–0.9)b 0.6 (0.3–1.1)
454: Water transport industries 1925/1964 12/30 0.4 (0.2–0.8)b 0.6 (0.3–1.0) 6/21 0.3 (0.1–0.8)b 0.6 (0.3–1.1) 6/9 0.6 (0.2–2.0) 0.8 (0.4–1.8)
4541: Freight and passenger water transport industry 1925/1966 12/28 0.4 (0.2–0.9)b 0.6 (0.3–1.0) 6/19 0.3 (0.1–0.8)b 0.6 (0.3–1.1) 6/9 0.6 (0.2–2.0) 0.8 (0.4–1.8)
4571: Urban transit systems industry 1888/1949 49/45 1.1 (0.7–1.8) 1.1 (0.7–1.6) 21/11 2.4 (1.0–5.8)b 1.7 (0.9–3.2) 28/34 0.8 (0.5–1.4) 0.8 (0.5–1.4)
5512: Trucks and buses, wholesale 1932/1986 5/8 0.5 (0.1–1.8) 0.8 (0.4–1.7) 1/7 0.1 (0.0–1.0)b 0.7 (0.3–1.8) 4/1 2.5 (0.3–23.3) 1.2 (0.5–2.9)
561: Metal and metal products, wholesale 1933/1981 4/13 0.3 (0.1–1.1) 0.6 (0.3–1.4) 1/9 0.1 (0.0–0.8)b 0.7 (0.3–1.7) 3/4 0.9 (0.2–4.5) 1.0 (0.4–2.3)
599: Other products n.e.c., wholesale 1919/1985 18/9 2.5 (1.0–6.0) 1.6 (0.8–3.2) 11/4 4.9 (1.1–21.6)b 1.6 (0.7–3.7) 7/5 1.4 (0.4–4.6) 1.1 (0.5–2.5)
5999: Other products n.e.c., wholesale 1922/1988 15/6 3.4 (1.1–10.4)b 1.7 (0.8–3.6) 8/3 6.5 (0.9–46.1) 1.5 (0.6–3.6) 7/3 2.2 (0.5–8.9) 1.3 (0.6–2.9)
611: Shoe stores 1931/1980 6/14 0.3 (0.1–1.0)b 0.6 (0.3–1.3) 4/8 0.3 (0.1–1.2) 0.7 (0.3–1.5) 2/6 0.4 (0.1–2.1) 0.8 (0.3–1.9)
6111: Shoe stores 1931/1980 6/14 0.3 (0.1–1.0)b 0.6 (0.3–1.3) 4/8 0.3 (0.1–1.2) 0.7 (0.3–1.5) 2/6 0.4 (0.1–2.1) 0.8 (0.3–1.9)
70: Deposit accepting intermediary industries 1834/1912 103/82 1.3 (0.9–1.9) 1.3 (0.9–1.8) 54/41 1.7 (1.0–2.7)b 1.5 (1.0–2.4) 49/41 1.1 (0.7–1.7) 1.1 (0.7–1.6)
702: Chartered banks and other banking-type intermediaries 1840/1919 97/75 1.4 (1.0–2.0) 1.4 (1.0–1.9) 53/39 1.8 (1.1–2.9)b 1.6 (1.0–2.4)b 44/36 1.1 (0.7–1.8) 1.1 (0.7–1.7)
7021: Chartered banks 1843/1921 94/73 1.4 (1.0–2.0) 1.3 (1.0–1.9) 53/38 1.8 (1.1–2.9)b 1.6 (1.0–2.5)b 41/35 1.1 (0.7–1.8) 1.1 (0.7–1.6)
72: Investment intermediary industries 1916/1977 21/17 1.9 (0.9–4.1) 1.5 (0.8–2.7) 14/7 3.7 (1.1–12.2)b 1.7 (0.8–3.6) 7/10 1.0 (0.3–2.9) 1.0 (0.5–2.1)
8153: Taxation administration, federal 1922/1986 15/8 3.2 (1.0–9.5)b 1.7 (0.8–3.5) 7/4 4.9 (0.7–33.8) 1.4 (0.6–3.4) 8/4 2.4 (0.6–9.4) 1.4 (0.6–3.1)
82: Provincial and territorial government service industries 1781/1892 156/102 1.5 (1.1–2.0)b 1.5 (1.1–2.0)b 72/54 1.3 (0.9–2.0) 1.3 (0.9–1.8) 84/48 1.8 (1.2–2.7)b 1.6 (1.1–2.4)b
822: Protective services (provincial) 1893/1971 44/23 1.8 (1.0–3.2)b 1.6 (1.0–2.5) 23/14 1.6 (0.7–3.4) 1.4 (0.7–2.5) 21/9 2.0 (0.9–4.7) 1.5 (0.8–2.9)
8225: Regulatory services, provincial 1920/1989 17/5 6.1 (1.5–24.8)b 1.8 (0.8–4.1) 8/3 17.0 (1.2.8)b 1.4 (0.6–3.6) 9/2 3.7 (0.8–17.8) 1.5 (0.6–3.4)
825: General administrative services (provincial) 1891/1966 46/28 1.7 (1.0–2.8) 1.5 (0.9–2.4) 21/16 1.0 (0.5–2.1) 1.0 (0.6–1.8) 25/12 3.0 (1.3–7.0)b 1.9 (1.0–3.6)
92: Food and beverage service industries 1786/1796 151/198 0.7 (0.6–0.9)b 0.8 (0.6–1.0)b 91/115 0.7 (0.5–1.0) 0.8 (0.6–1.0) 60/83 0.8 (0.5–1.1) 0.8 (0.6–1.1)
921: Food services 1818/1832 119/162 0.7 (0.6–1.0)b 0.8 (0.6–1.0)b 75/99 0.7 (0.5–1.0) 0.7 (0.5–1.0) 44/63 0.8 (0.5–1.2) 0.8 (0.5–1.2)
9212: Restaurants, unlicensed (including drive-ins) 1906/1931 31/63 0.5 (0.3–0.8)b 0.6 (0.4–0.9)b 24/41 0.6 (0.3–1.0) 0.7 (0.4–1.1) 7/22 0.3 (0.1–0.9)b 0.6 (0.3–1.2)
984: Labour organizations 1921/1974 16/20 0.7 (0.3–1.4) 0.8 (0.4–1.4) 5/13 0.3 (0.1–0.9)b 0.6 (0.3–1.2) 11/7 1.3 (0.5–3.7) 1.2 (0.6–2.4)
9841: Labour organizations 1921/1974 16/20 0.7 (0.3–1.4) 0.8 (0.4–1.4) 5/13 0.3 (0.1–0.9)b 0.6 (0.3–1.2) 11/7 1.3 (0.5–3.7) 1.2 (0.6–2.4)
986: Civic and fraternal organizations 1928/1972 9/22 0.4 (0.2-0.8)b 0.6 (0.3–1.1) 7/13 0.4 (0.2–1.2) 0.7 (0.3–1.4) 2/9 0.2 (0.0–1.2) 0.7 (0.3–1.6)
9861: Civic and fraternal organizations 1928/1972 9/22 0.4 (0.2–0.8)b 0.6 (0.3–1.1) 7/13 0.4 (0.2–1.2) 0.7 (0.3–1.4) 2/9 0.2 (0.0–1.2) 0.7 (0.3–1.6)
  1. aIndustries 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 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 and body mass index
  2. bThe 95 % confidence interval excludes the null value. n.e.c.: not elsewhere classified