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Table 1 Characteristics of studies included in the final analysis

From: Systematic Review of the Effects of Asbestos Exposure on the Risk of Cancer between Children and Adults

Study (reference) Country Period Type of cancer Type of exposure Categorized age at first exposure Asbestos exposure information Confounding variables Type of outcome
1 Chen M et al., [22] Hongkong 1981-2008 Mesothelioma and lung cancer Occupational exposure <20 yrs. ≥20 yrs Age at first exposure 19.94 ± 7.92 Smoking Standardized mortality ratios (95% CI)
Years of asbestos exposure 31.49 ± 16.42
2 Lacourt A et al. [23] France 1998-2006 Mesothelioma Occupational exposure 15 yrs, 20 yrs, 30 yrs Age at first exposure 21.0 ± 7.0 Intensity and total duration of exposure Odds ratio (95% CI)
Years of asbestos exposure 27.8 ± 12.9
3 Rake C et al. [24] UK 2001-2006 Mesothelioma Occupational and domestic exposure <20 yrs, 20–29 yrs, ≥30 yrs Categorical variables: job category, Age at first exposure, duration of employment, domestic exposure history   Odds ratio (95% CI)
4 Pira E et al. [25] Italy 1946-2004 Mesothelioma and lung cancer Occupational exposure <25 yrs, 25–34 yrs, ≥35 yrs Categorical variables: Age at first exposure, duration of employment, time since first/last employment   Standardized mortality ratios (95% CI)
5 Reid A et al. [26] Australia 1943-2000 Mesothelioma Residential exposure <15 yrs, ≥15 yrs Residential exposure (day) 1,007 ± 1,404, cumulative exposure (f/mL-yr) 5.5 ± 8 Cumulative exposure, first residence age, sex Hazard ratio (95% CI)
6 Luce D et al. [27] New Caledonia 1993-1995 Mesothelioma and lung cancer Residential exposure Birth, ≤16 yrs, >16 yrs Categorical variables: Age at first exposure, duration of exposure Smoking, age at first exposure, exposure duration Odds ratio (95% CI)