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Table 5 Associations between selected industries and risk of high grade prostate cancera

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)
0111: Dairy farms 518/1988 6/6 3.5 (0.9–12.8) 1.7 (0.8–3.7) 6/4 4.5 (1.1–18.9)b 1.8 (0.8–4.0) 0/2   
016: Horticultural specialties 520/1988 4/6 2.7 (0.7–11.3) 1.5 (0.7–3.4) 4/2 9.8 (1.1–87.4)b 1.6 (0.7–4.0) 0/4   
04: Logging industry 503/1962 21/32 2.1 (1.1–3.9)b 1.8 (1.1–3.0)b 14/23 1.8 (0.9–3.7) 1.5 (0.9–2.8) 7/9 3.1 (1.0–9.3)b 1.8 (0.9–3.7)
041: Logging industry 503/1962 21/32 2.1 (1.1–3.9)b 1.8 (1.1–3.0)b 14/23 1.8 (0.9–3.7) 1.5 (0.9–2.8) 7/9 3.1 (1.0–9.3)b 1.8 (0.9–3.7)
0412: Contract logging industry 518/1986 6/8 3.7 (1.1–12.5)b 1.8 (0.8–3.9) 4/6 4.2 (0.9–19.0) 1.7 (0.8–3.8) 2/2 2.7 (0.3–21.3)  
104: Dairy products industries 512/1980 12/14 2.5 (1.0–6.0)b 1.7 (0.9–3.3) 7/11 1.7 (0.6–5.2) 1.4 (0.6–2.8) 5/3 5.3 (1.0–28.0)b 1.7 (0.7–4.0)
25: Wood industries 504/1955 20/39 1.9 (1.0–3.6)b 1.7 (1.0–2.8) 17/31 2.2 (1.1–4.4)b 1.8 (1.0–3.1)b 3/8 1.0 (0.2–4.3) 1.1 (0.5–2.5)
2619: Other household furniture industries 518/1989 6/5 5.5 (1.4–21.9)b 1.9 (0.9–4.3) 3/5 3.0 (0.6–14.7) 1.5 (0.6–3.4) 3/0   
291: Primary steel industries 511/1969 13/25 2.1 (1.0–4.5)b 1.7 (0.9–3.0) 6/17 1.5 (0.6–4.2) 1.3 (0.6–2.7) 7/8 3.2 (1.1–9.8)b 1.8 (0.9–3.8)
2919: Other primary steel industries 518/1988 6/6 4.5 (1.2–16.3)b 1.9 (0.8–4.1) 2/4 3.2 (0.4–23.0) 1.4 (0.6–3.4) 4/2 5.7 (1.0–32.7) 1.7 (0.7–4.0)
3039: Other ornamental and architectural metal products industries 520/1991 4/3 8.3 (1.2–55.9)b 1.7 (0.7–4.1) 4/2 27.1 (2.3.0)b 1.8 (0.7–4.4) 0/1   
3331: Lighting fixture industry 519/1989 5/5 5.2 (1.2–21.9)b 1.8 (0.8–4.1) 3/4 4.8 (0.8–29.3) 1.6 (0.7–3.8) 2/1 5.8 (0.5–66.3)  
4123: Hydroelectric power plants and related structures(except transmission lines) 518/1987 6/7 4.9 (1.3–17.7)b 1.9 (0.9–4.2) 5/6 4.3 (1.1–16.4)b 1.8 (0.8–4.0) 1/1 26.7 (0.19.5)  
4214: Excavating and grading 516/1980 8/14 2.1 (0.8–5.3) 1.5 (0.8–3.0) 5/5 5.9 (1.2–29.5)b 1.8 (0.8–4.1) 3/9 1.0 (0.3–4.0) 1.1 (0.5–2.4)
4241: Plumbing 512/1966 12/28 1.8 (0.9–3.9) 1.5 (0.8–2.8) 8/11 3.2 (1.1–8.9)b 1.9 (0.9–3.8) 4/17 1.0 (0.3–3.2) 1.1 (0.5–2.3)
456: Truck transport industries 492/1917 32/77 1.5 (1.0–2.4) 1.4 (0.9–2.2) 7/35 0.8 (0.4–2.0) 1.0 (0.5–1.8) 25/42 2.0 (1.1–3.5)b 1.7 (1.1–2.8)b
4571: Urban transit systems industry 509/1949 15/45 1.2 (0.7–2.3) 1.2 (0.7–2.0) 8/11 3.5 (1.2–9.8)b 1.9 (0.9–4.0) 7/34 0.7 (0.3–1.7) 0.9 (0.5–1.7)
492: Gas distribution systems industry 519/1988 5/6 3.7 (1.0–13.8)b 1.7 (0.8–3.8) 1/2 2.0 (0.2–26.0)   4/4 4.6 (1.0–21.3) 1.7 (0.8–3.9)
4921: Gas distribution systems industry 519/1988 5/6 3.7 (1.0–13.8)b 1.7 (0.8–3.8) 1/2 2.0 (0.2–26.0)   4/4 4.6 (1.0–21.3) 1.7 (0.8–3.9)
599: Other products n.e.c., wholesale 518/1985 6/9 3.1 (1.0–9.5)b 1.7 (0.8–3.6) 2/4 3.6 (0.5–25.6) 1.4 (0.6–3.5) 4/5 2.8 (0.7–10.9) 1.5 (0.7–3.4)
5999: Other products n.e.c., wholesale 518/1988 6/6 5.0 (1.4–18.4)b 1.9 (0.9–4.2) 2/3 6.4 (0.6–64.8) 1.5 (0.6–3.7) 4/3 4.3 (0.9–21.0) 1.7 (0.7–3.8)
6212: Household furniture stores (without appliances and furnishings) 516/1986 8/8 3.1 (1.1–8.8)b 1.8 (0.9–3.7) 5/5 3.2 (0.8–12.3) 1.6 (0.7–3.6) 3/3 2.9 (0.6–14.7) 1.5 (0.6–3.4)
633: Gasoline service stations 506/1968 18/26 2.8 (1.4–5.5)b 2.1 (1.2–3.6)b 16/22 2.9 (1.4–6.0)b 2.1 (1.2–3.7)b 2/4 2.0 (0.3–11.6) 1.3 (0.6–3.1)
6331: Gasoline service stations 506/1968 18/26 2.8 (1.4–5.5)b 2.1 (1.2–3.6)b 16/22 2.9 (1.4–6.0)b 2.1 (1.2–3.7)b 2/4 2.0 (0.3–11.6) 1.3 (0.6–3.1)
70: Deposit accepting intermediary industries 497/1912 27/82 1.4 (0.9–2.3) 1.4 (0.9–2.1) 16/41 1.9 (1.0–3.7)b 1.6 (1.0–2.8) 11/41 1.1 (0.5–2.1) 1.1 (0.6–1.9)
702: Chartered banks and other banking-type intermediaries 498/1919 26/75 1.5 (0.9–2.5) 1.4 (0.9–2.2) 16/39 2.0 (1.1–3.9)b 1.7 (1.0–2.9) 10/36 1.1 (0.5–2.3) 1.1 (0.6–2.0)
7021: Chartered banks 498/1921 26/73 1.6 (1.0–2.6) 1.5 (0.9–2.3) 16/38 2.1 (1.1–4.0)b 1.7 (1.0–3.0)b 10/35 1.2 (0.6–2.4) 1.1 (0.6–2.1)
72: Investment intermediary industries 517/1977 7/17 2.8 (1.0–7.5)b 1.8 (0.9–3.5) 4/7 4.5 (1.0–19.4)b 1.7 (0.8–3.9) 3/10 2.0 (0.5–8.0) 1.4 (0.6–3.0)
729: Other investment intermediaries 520/1989 4/5 6.0 (1.3–27.7)b 1.8 (0.8–4.2) 2/0    2/5 3.0 (0.5–18.3) 1.4 (0.6–3.4)
7299: Other investment intermediaries n.e.c. 520/1990 4/4 6.1 (1.3–27.9)b 1.8 (0.8–4.2) 2/0    2/4 3.0 (0.5–18.3) 1.4 (0.6–3.4)
81: Federal government service industries 469/1734 55/260 0.8 (0.6–1.1) 0.8 (0.6–1.1) 33/183 0.7 (0.4–1.0)b 0.7 (0.5–1.0) 22/77 1.2 (0.7–1.9) 1.2 (0.7–1.8)
8152: Finance and economic administration, federal 520/1987 4/7 7.7 (1.5–38.7)b 1.9 (0.8–4.4) 1/5 3.1 (0.2–42.6) 1.3 (0.5–3.2) 3/2 14.4 (1.6.0)b 1.7 (0.7–4.3)
8164: Recreation and culture administration, federal 521/1993 3/1 122.3 (0.554.8)   3/1 137.2 (63.6.9)b   0/0   
82: Provincial and territorial government service industries 482/1892 42/102 1.7 (1.2–2.6)b 1.6 (1.1–2.4)b 22/54 1.6 (0.9–2.8) 1.5 (0.9–2.4) 20/48 1.8 (1.0–3.2)b 1.6 (1.0–2.7)b
8259: Other general administrative services, provincial 519/1992 5/2 8.0 (1.5–42.9)b 1.8 (0.8–4.3) 3/1 8.9 (0.9–88.6)   2/1 7.5 (0.6–86.4)  
83: Local government service industries 483/1856 41/138 1.2 (0.8–1.7) 1.1 (0.8–1.6) 20/44 1.9 (1.1–3.4)b 1.7 (1.0–2.8)b 21/94 0.8 (0.5–1.4) 0.9 (0.6–1.4)
8362: Social service administration, municipal 519/1988 5/6 4.0 (1.1–15.2)b 1.8 (0.8–3.9) 2/3 6.6 (0.7–62.7) 1.5 (0.6–3.7) 3/3 2.9 (0.6–14.8) 1.5 (0.6–3.4)
855: Museums and archives 519/1990 5/4 3.4 (0.8–13.7) 1.6 (0.7–3.6) 5/3 4.9 (1.1–22.4)b 1.8 (0.8–4.0) 0/1   
8551: Museums and archives 519/1990 5/4 3.4 (0.8–13.7) 1.6 (0.7–3.6) 5/3 4.9 (1.1–22.4)b 1.8 (0.8–4.0) 0/1   
864: Non-institutional social services 516/1975 8/19 1.7 (0.7–4.3) 1.4 (0.7–2.8) 6/11 3.4 (1.1–10.6)b 1.8 (0.9–3.8) 2/8 0.6 (0.1–3.0) 1.0 (0.4–2.2)
8642: Child welfare services 519/1988 5/6 2.9 (0.8–10.7) 1.6 (0.7–3.5) 3/1 62.2 (1.83.3)b   2/5 1.0 (0.2–5.6) 1.1 (0.5–2.6)
9212: Restaurants, unlicensed (including drive-ins) 516/1931 8/63 0.4 (0.2–1.0)b 0.6 (0.3–1.2) 6/41 0.5 (0.2–1.2) 0.7 (0.4–1.4) 2/22 0.3 (0.1–1.4) 0.8 (0.3–1.8)
961: Motion picture, audio and video production and distribution 518/1985 6/9 2.8 (0.9–8.6) 1.7 (0.8–3.5) 1/3 1.2 (0.1–11.7)   5/6 3.9 (1.0–14.8)b 1.8 (0.8–3.9)
  1. aHigh grade defined by Gleason score ≥8 or 4 + 3. Industries 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 and body mass index
  2. bThe 95 % confidence interval excludes the null value. n.e.c.: not elsewhere classified