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Table 2 Work-relatedness with respect to causative agent

From: Work-relatedness of lung cancer by smoking and histologic type in Korea

Work-relatedness Substance Men Women Total
   n % n % n %
Definite Asbestos 14 1.4 0 0.0 14 1.0
  Crystalline silica 12 1.2 0 0.0 12 0.9
  Foundry 2 0.2 0 0.0 2 0.1
  Nickel 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
  Painting 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
  Radon 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
Probable Non-arsenical insecticides 34 3.5 5 1.2 39 2.8
  Diesel engine exhaust 27 2.8 0 0.0 27 1.9
  Asbestos 14 1.4 0 0.0 14 1.0
  Crystalline silica 5 0.5 0 0.0 5 0.4
  Welding fume 4 0.4 0 0.0 4 0.3
  Painting 3 0.3 0 0.0 3 0.2
  Hexavalent chromium 3 0.3 0 0.0 3 0.2
  Printing process 2 0.2 0 0.0 2 0.1
  TCDD* 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
  Soot 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
  Asphalt work 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
  High temperature frying 0 0.0 2 0.5 2 0.1
Others   847 87.2 424 98.3 1271 90.4
  Total 973 100.0 431 100.0 1404 100.0
  1. *TCDD: 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzopara-dioxin.
  2. Possible, suspicious, no relation, or undetermined cases.
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