TITLE

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES AND ABNORMAL PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING RESULTS IN BLACK AND WHITE MEN

AUTHOR(S)
Weinrich, Sally; Waller, Jennifer; Greenwald, Paloma; Weinrich, Martin; Aronson, Kristan
PUB. DATE
June 1999
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;1999, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p113
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract: Little is known about possible associations between occupational exposure and abnormal prostate cancer screening results, especially in black men. This research investigated associations between occupational exposure and abnormal prostate cancer screening results (digital rectal examination [DRE] an d prostate specific antigen [PSA]) in a cohort of 943 community-based men of which 65% were black. Data on occupational exposures was collected via a telephone interview. Exposure to pesticides and motor oil, gasoline, turpentine, or paints as well as 10 different occupations including the tire/rubber industry and the battery (cadmium) industry was collected. The highest prevalence of occupational exposure was the textile industry with 28% of black and 51% of white men having worked in this industry. Tire/rubber industry was significant for abnormal PSA for white men (OR = 5.14, 95% CI, 1.19-22. 16).
ACCESSION #
4341988

 

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