A meta-analysis on the relationship between pneumoconiosis and lung cancer

Toshihide Tsuda, Akira Babazono, Eiji Yamamoto, Yoshio Mino, Hiroaki Matsuoka

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Abstract

An excess of lung cancer deaths among pneumoconiosis patients has been noted for many years but there has not been agreement on the excess of lung cancer deaths among pneumoconiosis patients in Japan. A meta-analysis on the relationship between silicosis/pneumoconiosis and lung cancer mortality was conducted, by using 36 mortality studies published from 1950 to 1994. MEDICINE and other information sources were used for the information retrieval. After the critical appraisal, 32 eligible studies were identified. Study estimates were then pooled by using both the fixed effect model and the random effect model. An excess of lung cancer mortality among people with silicosis/pneumoconiosis was shown in all 32 studies. Although homogeneity among the studies was rejected (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-294
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Occupational Health
Volume39
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1997

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Keywords

  • Control disease
  • Critical appraisal
  • Lung neoplasms
  • Meta-analysis
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Publication bias
  • Selection bias
  • Silicosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Toxicology

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Tsuda, T., Babazono, A., Yamamoto, E., Mino, Y., & Matsuoka, H. (1997). A meta-analysis on the relationship between pneumoconiosis and lung cancer. Journal of Occupational Health, 39(4), 285-294.