An assessment of occupation and industry data from death certificates and hospital medical records for population-based cancer surveillance

G. M. Swanson, A. Grossbart Schwartz, R. W. Burrows

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Abstract

This study analyzed 30,194 incident cases and 4,301 death certificates for completeness of occupational reporting. Analysis of data accuracy was based upon a comparison of more than 2,000 death certificates with incident abstracts and 352 death certificates with interview data. Death certificates had a higher proportion with occupation (94.3%) and industry (93.4%) reported than did incident abstracts of hospital medical records (39.0% and 63.5%, respectively). Compared with occupational history data obtained by interview, 76.1% of the death certificates were exact matches for usual occupation and industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)464-467
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume74
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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An assessment of occupation and industry data from death certificates and hospital medical records for population-based cancer surveillance. / Swanson, G. M.; Grossbart Schwartz, A.; Burrows, R. W.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 74, No. 5, 1984, p. 464-467.

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