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Table 2 Associations between selected occupations and prostate cancer [all cancers] (N = 1693)

From: Occupation and prostate Cancer risk: results from the epidemiological study of prostate cancer (EPICAP)

ISCO* Code (1 to 3 digits): Description Never Ever employed <  10 years employed ≥ 10 years employed
Ca/Co** Ca/Co OR [95% CI] Ca/Co OR [95% CI] Ca/Co OR [95% CI]
0/1: PROFESSIONAL, TECHNICAL AND RELATED WORKERS 516/571 302/304 1.10 [0.86; 1.40] 88/102 1.00 [0.72; 1.40] 214/202 1.16 [0.87; 1.53]
0–2: Architects, Engineers 785/836 33/39 0.83 [0.50; 1.39] 9/21 0.43 [0.19; 0.96] 24/18 1.32 [0.69; 2.54]
0–3: Surveyors, Draughtsmen and Related technicians 735/804 83/71 1.34 [0.95; 1.90] 37/41 1.06 [0.66; 1.70] 46/30 1.72 [1.06; 2.81]
0–6: Medical, Dental and Veterinary workers 799/869 19/6 3.21 [1.24; 8.34] 1/1 0.80 [0.05; 13.88] 18/5 3.75 [1.34; 10.49]
  0–61: Medical Doctors 807/872 11/3 3.98 [1.08; 14.72] 0/0 11/3 3.98 [1.08; 14.72]
2: ADMINISTRATIVE AND MANAGERIAL WORKERS 671/760 147/115 1.47 [1.10; 1.97] 29/35 0.92 [0.54; 1.58] 118/80 1.72 [1.24; 2.38]
2–0: Legislative Officials and Government Administrators 796/865 22/10 2.33 [1.07; 5.07] 10/5 1.83 [0.61; 5.50] 12/5 2.88 [0.98; 8.41]
  2–02: Government Administrators 798/867 20/8 2.80 [1.20; 6.52] 8/3 2.66 [0.69; 10.27] 12/5 2.88 [0.99; 8.43]
2–1: Managers 685/767 133/108 1.39 [1.03; 1.86] 28/34 0.89 [0.52; 1.54] 105/74 1.62 [1.15; 2.27]
  2–11: General Managers 769/843 49/32 2.03 [1.24; 3.31] 15/13 1.58 [0.70; 3.57] 34/19 2.31 [1.26; 4.23]
3: CLERICAL AND RELATED WORKERS 580/611 238/264 0.91 [0.73; 1.14] 102/100 1.01 [0.73; 1.39] 136/164 0.85 [0.65; 1.11]
4: SALES WORKERS 618/693 200/182 1.23 [0.97; 1.56] 97/89 1.16 [0.84; 1.61] 103/93 1.29 [0.94; 1.78]
4–0: Managers (Wholesale and Retail Trade) 796/864 22/11 2.00 [0.94; 4.27] 12/3 3.31 [0.88; 12.42] 10/8 1.49 [0.58; 3.85]
5: SERVICE WORKERS 681/700 137/175 0.78 [0.60; 1.01] 56/94 0.55 [0.38; 0.80] 81/81 1.05 [0.75; 1.48]
5–5: Building Caretakers, Charworkers, Cleaners and Related Workers 806/849 12/26 0.44 [0.21; 0.90] 10/19 0.49 [0.22; 1.10] 2/7 0.28 [0.05; 1.47]
5–8: Protective Service Workers 762/805 56/70 0.81 [0.55; 1.19] 21/34 0.60 [0.33; 1.06] 35/36 1.02 [0.62; 1.67]
6: AGRICULTURAL ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND FORESTRY WORKERS, FISHERMEN AND HUNTERS 707/762 111/113 1.00 [0.74; 1.35] 49/54 0.92 [0.60; 1.40] 62/59 1.07 [0.72; 1.59]
6–4: Fishermen, Hunters and Related Workers 803/867 15/8 1.96 [0.81; 4.76] 2/2 1.14 [0.15; 8.48] 13/6 2.23 [0.82; 6.06]
  6–41: Fishermen 809/870 9/5 1.93 [0.62; 5.97] 1/1 1.29 [0.08; 21.33] 8/4 2.08 [0.60; 7.21]
7/8/9: PRODUCTION AND RELATED WORKERS, TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT OPERATORS AND LABOURERS 395/364 423/511 0.76 [0.60; 0.95] 136/160 0.78 [0.58; 1.04] 287/351 0.74 [0.58; 0.96]
7–0: Production Supervisors and General Foremen 747/821 71/54 1.60 [1.09; 2.34] 28/24 1.36 [0.76; 2.44] 43/30 1.78 [1.09; 2.91]
7–4: Chemical Processers and Related Workers 817/866 1/9 0.11 [0.01; 0.86] 0/5 1/4 0.26 [0.03; 2.50]
7–7: Food and Beverage Processers 789/828 29/47 0.58 [0.35; 0.96] 16/25 0.59 [0.30; 1.15] 13/22 0.58 [0.28; 1.19]
8–1: Cabinetmakers and Related Woodworkers 804/870 14/5 2.94 [1.03; 8.43] 9/2 4.03 [0.84; 19.33] 5/3 2.16 [0.50; 9.29]
8–3: Blacksmiths, Toolmakers and Machine Tool Operators 785/820 33/55 0.69 [0.43; 1.09] 16/34 0.53 [0.28; 0.98] 17/21 0.96 [0.49; 1.88]
  8–39: Blacksmiths, Toolmakers and Machine-Tool Operators Not Elsewhere Classified 808/857 10/18 0.66 [0.29; 1.51] 1/14 0.09 [0.01; 0.68] 9/4 2.58 [0.76; 8.72]
9–7: Material Handling and Related Equipment Operators, Dockers and Freight Handlers 760/794 58/81 0.74 [0.51; 1.08] 48/58 0.86 [0.56; 1.32] 10/23 0.44 [0.20; 0.95]
9–8: Transport Equipment Operators 730/752 88/123 0.73 [0.53; 0.99] 37/63 0.61 [0.39; 0.94] 51/60 0.85 [0.56; 1.29]
  9–85: Motor vehicle drivers 747/780 71/95 0.77 [0.54; 1.09] 31/48 0.55 [0.32; 0.95] 40/47 0.95 [0.58; 1.53]
MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES 802/857 16/18 0.97 [0.48; 1.94] 10/15 0.72 [0.32; 1.65] 6/3 2.21 [0.53; 9.12]
  1. Abbreviations: +occupations (exercised by 10 subjects or more) with at least one statistically significant association for ever employment or duration of employment; *ISCO: international standard classification of occupations (version of 1968); **Ca/Co: cases/controls; Odds ratio adjusted for age (age of reference (60–64 years)), ethnic origin, first-degree family history of this cancer, educational level, intensity of physical activity, waist circumference, marital status; ***Other health professionals: Nurses, Midwives, Optometrists and opticians, Physiotherapists and occupational therapists, Medical radiology technicians