Mesothelioma mortality in men: trends during 1977-2001 and projections for 2002-2016 in Spain

We focused this analysis on mesothelioma in men, because asbestos exposure has been mainly occupational.16

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Scholarcy highlights

  • From 1977 to 2001, 2929 people over 35 years of age died of mesothelioma in Spain: 1928 were men and 1001 women, with a male to female ratio of,2
  • Death numbers and mortality rates per 100 000 men-years by birth cohort and age at death are shown in table 1
  • A statistically significant increase in death rates by 1.96% per year was detected by means of the age-drift model
  • Cohort effect was considered more important than period effect
  • It can be expected that 636 deaths will occur between 2007 and 2011 and 685 deaths between 2012 and 2016
  • Results support a non-existing period effect since deviation from linearity has not been detected for this effect
  • Five in 2004.18 These results indicate that an active medical surveillance program based on all workers with a history of asbestos exposure should be initiated in order to recognise and compensate them for their occupational diseases

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