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ORIGINAL PAPER
 
 

Association between the high risk occupations and bladder cancer in Iran: A case-control study

Iraj Mohebbi 3,  
Mina Tajvidi 4,  
Omid Giahi 1, 6  
 
1
Department of Occupational Health, Faculty of Health, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Kurdistan, Iran
2
Department of Occupational Health, Faculty of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3
Department of Occupational Health, Faculty of Health, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
4
Department of Radiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
5
General Practitioner of Raahe Salaamat Occupational Health Clinic, Kurdistan, Iran
6
Department of Occupational Health, Faculty of Health, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Kurdistan, Iran
Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2013;26(2):205–213
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ABSTRACT:
Objectives: The objective of this work was to identify the high-risk occupations in Iran and to re-inspect occupations that were related to bladder cancer. Materials and Methods: In the study, 300 patients suffering from bladder cancer and 500 control individuals were interviewed. Demographic information, occupational history, and history of exposure to chemical compounds such as aromatic amines for each participant were collected. ORs and 95% CIs were calculated using unconditional logistic regression for each occupation. Results: There was a significantly increased risk of bladder cancer among truck and bus drivers (OR = 11.3), skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (OR = 6.0), metal industry workers (OR = 6.0), domestic housekeepers (OR = 5.9), and construction workers (OR = 3.8). Conclusions: The study showed a strong correlation between truck and bus drivers, skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers, metal industry workers, domestic housekeepers, as well as construction workers and the increased risk of bladder cancer in these occupations.
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ISSN:1232-1087