Table 1

Table of characteristics (n=1 41 917)

MenWomen
CasesControlsCasesControls
(n=3923)(n=40 142)(n=8659)(n=89 193)
Age (median)61615757
Exposed to wood dust (%)396 (10)3462 (9)78 (1)643 (1)
Exposed to animal dust (%)209 (5)1674 (4)207 (2)1696 (2)
Exposed to paper dust (%)241 (6)2564 (6)377 (4)3480 (4)
Exposed to textile dust (%)60 (2)469 (1)317 (4)2765 (3)
Exposed to flour dust (%)46 (1)365 (1)32 (0)368 (0)
Education (%)
 9 years or less1412 (36)12 374 (31)2157 (25)20 288 (23)
 10–12 years1735 (44)17 492 (44)3991 (46)39 562 (44)
 >12 years776 (20)10 276 (26)2511 (29)29 343 (33)