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Table 5 Pooled cohort study of asbestos cement workers in Italy. Poisson regression analyses of mortality by gender and cumulative exposure for selected diseases

From: Cumulative asbestos exposure and mortality from asbestos related diseases in a pooled analysis of 21 asbestos cement cohorts in Italy

  RR 95% CI Other terms in the model
Pleural MN
 Men Cum.exposure I tertile 1   age and period
  II tertile 2.41 1.61–3.61  
  III tertile 4.88 3.18–7.48  
TSFE 0–19 years 1   
  20–29 years 2.08 1.08–4.01  
  30–39 years 4.40 2.26–8.54  
  40–49 years 4.48 2.13–9.42  
 Women Cum.exposure I tertile 1   age and period
  II tertile 1.33 0.57–3.05  
  III tertile 4.35 1.92–9.84  
TSFE 0–19 years 1   
  20–29 years 1.79 .35–9.10  
  30–39 years 4.59 0.99–21.36  
  40–49 years 4.80 0.96–24.06  
  50 + years 4.59 0.82–25.73  
Peritoneal MN
 Men Cum.exposure I tertile 1   period
  II tertile 5.58 1.66–18.80  
  III tertile 16.62 5.01–55.10  
TSFE 0–29 years 1   
  30–39 years 4.14 1.86–9.19  
  40–49 years 11.21 4.88–25.76  
  50 + years 14.45 5.67–36.86  
 Women Cum.exposure I tertile 1   period
  II tertile 0.52 0.09–3.17  
  III tertile 4.25 0.94–19.28  
TSFE 0–29 years 1   
  30–39 years 1.45 0.09–23.99  
  40–49 years 10.35 1.15–93.36  
  50 + years 37.25 4.13–336.26  
Lung MN
 Men Cum.exposure I tertile 1   age and period
  II tertile 1.15 0.92–1.43  
  III tertile 1.82 1.45–2.29  
TSFE 0–19 years 1   
  20–29 years 1.74 1.31–2.32  
  30–39 years 2.22 1.63–3.01  
  40–49 years 1.76 1.23–2.52  
  50 + years 1.34 0.87–2.07  
 Women Cum.exposure I tertile 1   age
  II tertile 3.75 1.12–12.61  
  III tertile 2.25 0.63–8.07  
  1. Cumulative exposure expressed as Fibre-type-weighted-CEI (Index of cumulative exposure adjusted for the type of asbestos used), see text for details