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  • 2023

Purpose: Evaluate the occupational variation in incidence of oropharyngeal cancer (OPC). Methods: We calculated standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) of OPC in occupational categories in the Nordic countries relative to the entire national populations. The data covered 6155 OPC cases. Results: Among men high risk of OPC was observed, among else, in waiters (SIR 6.28, 95% CI 4.68–8.26), beverage workers (SIR 3.00, 95% CI 1.72–4.88), and artistic workers (SIR 2.97, 95% CI 2.31–3.76). Among women high risk of OPC was observed in waiters (SIR 2.02, 95% CI 1.41–2.81) and packers (SIR 1.73, 95% CI 1.07–2.64). The lowest SIRs were observed in female gardeners (SIR 0.27, 95% CI 0.12–0.51) and male farmers (SIR 0.30, 95% CI 0.25–0.35). Conclusion: The 20-fold variation in incidence of OPC between occupations needs further investigation in studies with detailed information on occupational and non-occupational risk factors.

Nikkilä, Rayan; Mäkitie, Antti; Carpén, Timo; Hansen, Johnni; Heikkinen, Sanna; Lynge, Elsebeth; Selander, Jenny; Mehlum, Ingrid Sivesind; Jóhanna Eyrún, Torfadottir; Salo, Tuula; Pukkala, Eero
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 281: 343–350
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