Table 1

Most frequent occupations among the 801 jobs held by subjects that were classified as having probable or definite exposure to asbestos
SOC Number of jobs % Most common exposure codingA
Confidence Frequency Concentration
Mechanics and Repairmen (except electrical) 8580 – 8589 214 26.7 Probable Low Low
Stationary Engine and Utilities Equipment 9530 - 9539 124 15.0 Probable Medium Low
Pipefitting 8791 89 11.1 Probable Low Low
Construction 8733 79 9.9 Probable Low Low
Metal shaping occupations 8330 – 8339 48 6.0 Probable Medium Low
Fabricating, assembling electrical and electronics 8530 – 8539 34 4.2 Probable Medium Low
Water Transport Operating Occupations 9151 – 9159 42 5.2 Probable High Low
Firefighters 6111 31 3.9 Definite Medium Low
Plasterers 8784 23 2.9 Probable Medium Low
Total 801 84.5

A – defined by highest percentage.

Villeneuve et al.

Villeneuve et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:595   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-595

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