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Table 3 Characteristics of Nova Scotia Workers’ Compensation Board administrative cancer claims records from 1957–2015 (N = 304)

From: Costs of productivity loss due to occupational cancer in Canada: estimation using claims data from Workers’ Compensation Boards

  Proportion (%)
Age at biopsy
 <=50 11.84
 51–64 44.41
 65+ 43.75
Industry
 Government 32.24
 Construction 6.25
 Manufacturing 50.99
 Other 10.53
Cancer type
 Occupational 49.01
 Asbestos 26.97
 Fire Fighter 22.70
 Missing 1.32
Injury type
 Asbestosis 8.55
 Leukemias 2.63
 Lymphosarcoma and Reticulosarcoma 2.30
 Neoplasms and Tumors 50.66
 Mesothelioma 11.84
 Other 14.47
 Unknown 9.54
Region
 Halifax, East shore, West Hants 17.43
 Annapolis Valley, South Shore, South West 1.97
 Colchester-East Hants, Cumberland, Pictou 3.62
 Cape Breton, Guysborough, Antigonish 35.86
 Other 0.66
 Missing 40.46
Body part affected
 Abdomen/Digestive 10.86
 Urinary System 3.62
 Body Systems 3.29
 Respiratory System 55.92
 Circulatory System 5.26
 Circulatory SystemHead and Neck 4.93
 Pelvic Region 2.96
 Other 3.95
 Missing 9.21
  1. n = 304