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Table 1 Vital status of shipyard workers employed at the shipyard of Genoa, Italy, between 1960 and 1981 at the end of the follow-up period (1960–2014)

From: Mortality among workers exposed to asbestos at the shipyard of Genoa, Italy: a 55 years follow-up

  Alive Deceased Lost to follow-up
Job-titles No. PYa No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
Total 3984 99,169 638 (16.0) 3331 (83.6) 15 (0.4)
Fitters 354 9967 82 (23.2) 271 (76.5) 1 (0.3)
Smiths and Shipwrights 229 5378 33 (14.4) 195 (85.2) 1 (0.4)
Plumbers and Coppersmith 365 9586 79 (21.6) 286 (78.4)  
Autogenous welders 228 5868 36 (15.8) 191 (83.8) 1 (0.4)
Electrical welders 267 7794 70 (26.2) 197 (73.8)  
Electricians 163 4382 19 (11.7) 144 (88.3)  
Insulation workers 82 1914 7 (8.5) 75 (91.5)  
Ironsmiths 481 9945 67 (13.9) 411 (85.4) 3 (0.6)
Ship demolishers 488 15,158 120 (24.7) 367 (75.2) 1 (0.2)
Stakers 305 7434 40 (13.1) 264 (86.6) 1 (0.3)
Painters 126 2152 1 (0.8) 124 (98.4) 1 (0.8)
Masons 58 1226 5 (8.6) 53 (91.4)  
Linoleum, Polishers, Decorators 48 987 4 (8.3) 44 (91.7)  
Joiners 172 4016 11 (6.4) 160 (93.0) 1 (0.6)
Carpenters 121 2162 6 (5.0) 114 (94.2) 1 (0.8)
Caulkers 62 954   62 (100.0)  
Metallurgical workers 242 4088 1 (0.4) 240 (99.2) 1 (0.4)
Careeners 193 6158 57 (29.5) 133 (68.9) 3 (1.6)
  1. a) PY: person-years of observation