Examine chronic disease deaths among Indiana firefighters from 1985-2013 using state records
Funding Source: Internal Funding
PI: Carolyn M. Muegge, PhD (published dissertation research)
Examine chronic disease deaths among Indiana firefighters from 1985-2013 compared to the general population
Indiana firefighter death records were matched to four non-firefighter records to examine cause of death over a 29-year period using a matched case-control study design. Cause of death between the two groups was compared using conditional logistic regression.
Summary of Results:
Firefighters had significantly higher odds of death due to malignant cancers compared to non-firefighters.
|Muegge CM, Zollinger TW, Song Y, Wessel J, Monahan PO, Moffatt SM. Excess mortality among Indiana firefighters, 1985-2013. Am J Ind Med. 2018 Dec;61(12):961-967. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22918. Epub 2018 Nov 13. PMID: 30421827.|
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