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Main Title A Computer code for cohort analysis of increased risks of death (CAIRD) /
Author Cook, John R. ; Bunger, Bryon M. ; Barrick, Mary K. ;
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation Programs.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/520/4-78/012
Stock Number PB80-101124
OCLC Number 34529650
Subjects Radon--Environmental aspects ; Radiation--Physiological effect ; Epidemiology--Computer programs ; Cancer--Epidemiology
Additional Subjects Death ; Accidents ; Radiation effects ; Exposure ; Risk ; Distribution ; Mathematical models ; Adults ; Children ; Fortran ; Computer programs ; Fetuses ; Health risks ; Cancer ; Life tables ; Fortran 4 programming language ; CAIRD computer program
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 520-4-78-012 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/11/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 520-4-78-012 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 520-4-78-012 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/10/2015
ELBD  EPA 520-4-78-012 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/18/2016
NTIS  PB80-101124 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 120 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The most serious health risk confronting individuals exposed to radiation is death from an induced cancer. Since cancers usually do no develop until many years after exposure, other causes of death may intervene and take the lives of those destined to die from cancer. This computer code has been developed to aid risk analysis by calculating the number of premature deaths and loss of years of life produced by a hypothetical population after exposure to a given risk situation. The code generates modified life tables and estimates the impact of increased risk through several numerical comparisons with the appropriate reference life tables. One of the code's frequent applications is in estimating the number of radiation induced deaths that would result from exposing an initial population of 100,000 individuals to an annual radiation dose. For each risk situation analyzed, the computer code generates a summary table which documents the input, data and contains the results of the comparisons with reference life tables.
"EPA 520/4-78-012." "June 1978."