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Table 2 Lifetime cancer risks by occupational group and year of beginning radiologic practice among male diagnostic medical radiation workers

From: Projected lifetime cancer risks from occupational radiation exposure among diagnostic medical radiation workers in South Korea

Occupational group Job start year LAR LFR (%) LBR
(90% UI) (90% UI)
Radiologic technologist 1991 264.4 (60.6–667.3) 0.52 (0.12–1.32)  
2001 243.4 (45.4–631.5) 0.48 (0.09–1.25)  
2011 215.4 (38.1–569.6) 0.43 (0.08–1.13) 50,496
Radiologist 1991 83.7 (22.9–208.3) 0.17 (0.05–0.41)  
2001 38.2 (8.6–96.2) 0.08 (0.02–0.19)  
2011 21.6 (5.4–54.6) 0.04 (0.01–0.11) 50,497
Other physician 1991 35.3 (8.3–95.1) 0.07 (0.02–0.19)  
2001 18.9 (4.2–54.6) 0.04 (0.01–0.11)  
2011 8.8 (2.2–23.0) 0.02 (0.00–0.05) 50,381
Dentist 1991 24.1 (6.1–61.1) 0.05 (0.01–0.12)  
2001 17.0 (3.8–42.3) 0.03 (0.01–0.08)  
2011 10.0 (2.7–23.4) 0.02 (0.01–0.05) 50,496
Dental hygienist 1991 133.0 (9.6–219.8) 0.26 (0.02–0.44)  
2001 29.5 (7.7–73.5) 0.06 (0.02–0.15)  
2011 28.9 (7.8–70.4) 0.06 (0.02–0.14) 50,497
Nurse 1991 158.8 (32.7–434.0) 0.31 (0.06–0.86)  
2001 90.3 (17.0–246.6) 0.18 (0.03–0.49)  
2011 64.1 (12.5–177.0) 0.13 (0.02–0.35) 50,493
Other 1991 80.8 (16.7–221.2) 0.16 (0.03–0.44)  
2001 80.8 (16.7–221.2) 0.16 (0.03–0.44)  
2011 39.9 (8.5–98.5) 0.08 (0.02–0.20) 50,496
  1. LAR lifetime attributable risk (excess cases per 100,000, 90% uncertainty interval [UI]), LFR lifetime fractional risk (%, 90 uncertainty interval), LBR lifetime baseline risk (cases per 100,000)
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