Latency analysis in occupational epidemiology.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Allowance for prolonged disease induction and latency times is an important consideration in occupational epidemiology studies of cancer and other delayed effects of exposure. Two useful approaches for assessing prolonged induction and latency periods are (1) exposure lagging and (2) considering exposures only within moving time windows. The exposure weighting scheme proposed by Jahr2 to assess exposure burdens is another method that accounts for induction and latency, although not explicitly. These three approaches, which are shown to be special cases of exposure weighting, are illustrated with an analysis of lung cancer mortality among a cohort of workers from an asbestos textile plant.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Checkoway, H; Pearce, N; Hickey, JL; Dement, JM

Published Date

  • March 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 95 - 100

PubMed ID

  • 2334237

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9896

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00039896.1990.9935932


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States