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Shift work with and without night shifts and breast cancer risk in a cohort study from Finland

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  • 2022

Objectives To examine the association of shift work with and without night work with breast cancer among women in the public sector. Methods Using the Finnish Public Sector cohort study (N=33 359, mean age of 40.6 years at baseline), we investigated the associations of shift work and potential confounders with incident breast cancer. Exposure to permanent day work or shift work was defined from first two consecutive surveys from 2000, 2004, 2008 or 2012 and past information on exposure in a subcohort (n=20 786). Incident cases of breast cancer (n=1129) were retrieved from the National Cancer Register and the cohort members were followed to the end of 2016. HR and 95% CI from Cox proportional hazard regression models were calculated. Results Shift work with and without night shifts was not overall associated with breast cancer. When stratified according to age, both shift work without nights (HR 2.01, 95% CI 1.12 to 3.60) and shift work with nights (OR 2.05, 95% CI 1.04 to 4.01) were associated with an increased risk after a period of 10 years or more follow-up among women aged 50 years or older, when adjusted for age, socioeconomic status, children, smoking, alcohol and body mass index. In a subgroup with past information...

Härmä, Mikko; Ojajärvi, Anneli; Koskinen, Aki; Lie, Jenny-Anne; Hansen, Johnni
Occupational and Environmental Medicine BMJ Publishing Group, Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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