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Farming and mortality rates attributed to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Taiwan.

Abstract Previous studies suggested an elevated risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) among farmers. To date, no apparent study examined the association between farming and NHL in Asian countries. The aim of this study was to investigate whether farmers in Taiwan exhibited an increased risk of mortality attributed to NHL. To this end, a mortality odds ratio (MOR) study was conducted to estimate the relative risk of mortality attributed to NHL for farmers in Taiwan. Data on the decedents enrolled in this investigation were derived from the death certificate database for the period 1997-2009. The study group comprised individuals who died from NHL and who were 50 years or older. The control group consisted of subjects who died from all other causes, excluding cancers, in the corresponding age group. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed to compute the MOR, with adjustments for gender, age at death, year of death, marital status, and urbanizational levels. Among 32,456 deceased farmers, 205 died due to NHL. Farmers were found to have a nonsignificantly higher MOR than nonfarmers. This risk estimate is similar to estimates in previous meta-analyses. The MOR for NHL was higher among farmers who died 65 years or older than among those who died at younger ages. The findings indicate that farming in Taiwan may increase the risk of death attributed to NHL. Exposure to pesticides might be an influential factor contributing to high risk of mortality attributed to NHL among farmers and therefore needs to be further investigated.
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Journal Title journal of toxicology and environmental health. part a
Publication Year Start




PMID- 29182467
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DCOM- 20171215
LR  - 20171215
IS  - 1528-7394 (Print)
IS  - 0098-4108 (Linking)
VI  - 81
IP  - 1-3
DP  - 2018
TI  - Farming and mortality rates attributed to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Taiwan.
PG  - 31-36
LID - 10.1080/15287394.2017.1408362 [doi]
AB  - Previous studies suggested an elevated risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) among
      farmers. To date, no apparent study examined the association between farming and 
      NHL in Asian countries. The aim of this study was to investigate whether farmers 
      in Taiwan exhibited an increased risk of mortality attributed to NHL. To this
      end, a mortality odds ratio (MOR) study was conducted to estimate the relative
      risk of mortality attributed to NHL for farmers in Taiwan. Data on the decedents 
      enrolled in this investigation were derived from the death certificate database
      for the period 1997-2009. The study group comprised individuals who died from NHL
      and who were 50 years or older. The control group consisted of subjects who died 
      from all other causes, excluding cancers, in the corresponding age group.
      Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed to compute the MOR, with
      adjustments for gender, age at death, year of death, marital status, and
      urbanizational levels. Among 32,456 deceased farmers, 205 died due to NHL.
      Farmers were found to have a nonsignificantly higher MOR than nonfarmers. This
      risk estimate is similar to estimates in previous meta-analyses. The MOR for NHL 
      was higher among farmers who died 65 years or older than among those who died at 
      younger ages. The findings indicate that farming in Taiwan may increase the risk 
      of death attributed to NHL. Exposure to pesticides might be an influential factor
      contributing to high risk of mortality attributed to NHL among farmers and
      therefore needs to be further investigated.
FAU - Tsai, Shang-Shyue
AU  - Tsai SS
AD  - a Department of Healthcare Administration , I-Shou University , Kaohsiung ,
      Taiwan.
FAU - Weng, Yi-Hao
AU  - Weng YH
AD  - b Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
      , Chang Gung University College of Medicine , Taipei , Taiwan.
FAU - Chiu, Ya-Wen
AU  - Chiu YW
AD  - c Master Program in Global Health and Development, College of Public Health ,
      Taipei Medical University , Taipei , Taiwan.
FAU - Yang, Chun-Yuh
AU  - Yang CY
AD  - d Department of Public Health, College of Health Sciences , Kaohsiung Medical
      University , Kaohsiung , Taiwan.
AD  - e National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences , National Health Research 
      Institute , Miaoli , Taiwan.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
DEP - 20171128
PL  - England
TA  - J Toxicol Environ Health A
JT  - Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A
JID - 100960995
SB  - IM
MH  - Aged
MH  - Agricultural Workers' Diseases/*mortality
MH  - Death Certificates
MH  - Demography
MH  - Female
MH  - Humans
MH  - Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin/*mortality
MH  - Male
MH  - Middle Aged
MH  - Risk Factors
MH  - Taiwan/epidemiology
EDAT- 2017/11/29 06:00
MHDA- 2017/12/16 06:00
CRDT- 2017/11/29 06:00
PHST- 2017/11/29 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2017/12/16 06:00 [medline]
PHST- 2017/11/29 06:00 [entrez]
AID - 10.1080/15287394.2017.1408362 [doi]
PST - ppublish
SO  - J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2018;81(1-3):31-36. doi:
      10.1080/15287394.2017.1408362. Epub 2017 Nov 28.