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Main Title Mortality of New England Dentists, 1921-1960.
Author Glas, Robert L. ;
CORP Author Public Health Service, Washington, D.C. Div. of Radiological Health.
Year Published 1966
Report Number PHS-Pub-999-RH-18;
Stock Number PB-189 351
Additional Subjects ( Dental personnel ; Mortality rates) ; ( Radiation hazards ; Dental personnel) ; Epidemiology ; Exposure ; Radiation effects ; X rays ; Life span ; Statistical data ; Cancer ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-189 351 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 80p
An epidemiological study was conducted to determine the mortality of dentists in comparison with that of the general population and of physicians. A cohort of 11,478 white male dentists practicing in New England from 1921 to 1960 has been identified from the records of the State licensing authorities. Leukemia mortality has approximated that expected from several sets of standard rates, both in the entire cohort and in that group entering dental practice prior to 1921. Mortality from all causes has been less than that expected from death rates of the New England white male population and U.S. physician population, but greater than that of certain medical specialists. Cancer mortality has been significantly less than, and mortality from cardiovascular diseases about equal to, that of the general population. Suicide is the only cause of death with greater than expected mortality throughout the study period. No relationship between mortality and exposure to ionizing radiation was observed. (Author)