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Appendix - STATISTICS

Mesothelioma Deaths among Teachers

Part of "Information on asbestos in schools"


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NOTES ( STATISTICS ARE BELOW THE NOTES)

1. The National Statistics/HSE mesothelioma occupation statistics use two sets of occupational coding; the Southampton Occupational Coding and the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).

  • Tables 1 to 6 use the Southampton coding,
  • Tables 7 & 8 use the SOC (1990) coding.

2. Tables 1 to 6 list deaths from 1980 – 2000. (excluding 1981) using Southampton Coding. The statistics for 1981 are excluded because of civil servant industrial action.

3. Tables 7 & 8 list deaths between 1991- 2000 using SOC 1990 Classification.

4. The Southampton codes list about 200 occupations under broad headings. Teachers are either Teachers in Higher Education (10) or Teachers NEC (11). A separate code has been added for Professional and related Education, Welfare, Health NEC 53(0). If one cross-refers the numbers it would appear that only the “Professional teaching “ groups are listed, although even then some deaths appear to be missing. The Special education teaching professionals, assistants and nursery nurses etc are lost amongst other occupations.

5. The SOC classification lists 900 occupations under more precise headings. It lists each teaching occupation under separate headings and in two groups:

  • Group 230 Teaching Professionals: University and polytechnic teaching professionals, higher & further education teaching professionals, secondary (and middle school deemed secondary) teaching professionals. Primary (& middle school deemed primary) & nursery teaching professionals, special education teaching professionals, other teaching professionals nec.
  • Group 650 Childcare and related personal services. Playgroup leaders, nursery nurses, educational assistants and other childcare and related occupations nes.
  • The only difference between the groups being the teacher’s qualifications, the age of the people that they teach, or the disabilities of the children that they teach. It is agreed that some University, polytechnic, higher and further education teachers will work with adults, however the majority of teachers work with children in classrooms, laboratories, workshops or playgroups.
  • The following tables include the groups or codes/classifications that have been used.

6. In 2000 there was another change in the SOC classifications (SOC2000) which introduced new occupations and brought the system more in line with other European classifications. The job descriptions relevant to this paper remained the same. 151

7. Tables MESO01 to MESO05 list mesothelioma deaths from 1968 to 2002. These include all mesothelioma deaths in Great Britain.

8. Where average PMRs have been included these are calculated weighted averages.

9. To avoid confusion with the HSE “TABLES” the following statistics have been entitled STATS 1, STATS 2 etc.

10. Unless otherwise stated all deaths are between the ages of 16 - 74


STATS 1

Mesothelioma deaths for Females between 1991-2000 152

Extracts from: HSE MESO01, MESO03

DEATHS ALL AGES
1760
DEATHS AGED16-74 1156
DEATH AGED 0-16 1
DEATHS AGED 74+ 603
OCCUPATIONAL DEATHS AGED 16-74 700
NON OCCUPATIONAL DEATHS AGED 16-74 456

STATS 2

Mesothelioma deaths for female teachers between 1991-2000 (SOC)

Extracts from HSE Table 8. Group 230

SOC   DEATHS PMR
234 PRIMARY 25 94.1
233 SECONDARY 3 122.5
230 UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC 1 78.5
239 TEACHER NOT ELSEWHERE SPECIFIED 1 63.7
235 SPECIAL EDUCATION

1 286.3
  TOTAL GROUP 230 31 101.6

STATS 3

Mesothelioma deaths for other female childcare related occupations 1991-2000(SOC)

 

Extracts from HSE Table 8. Group 650

SOC   DEATHS PMR
650 NURSERY NURSES 5 262.2
652 EDUCATION ASSISTANT 2 81.2
659 OTHER CHILDCARE & RELATED OCCUPATIONS 10 137.4
  TOTAL GROUP 650 17 167.5
  TOTAL GROUP 230 31 101.6

STATS 4

Total Mesothelioma deaths for female teachers and other childcare related occupations 1991-2000 (SOC)

SOC DEATHS PMR
TOTAL GROUPS 230 AND 650 48 124.91

STATS 5

Mesothelioma deaths for Female teachers 1980-2000 (Southampton)

Extracts from HSE Table 6, 2

SOUTHAMPTON   DEATHS PMR
10 HIGHER EDUCATION 2 56
11 TEACHERS nec 42 100
  TOTAL 44 98

STATS 6

Occupations with the greatest number of Female Mesothelioma deaths (over 20) 1980- 2000 in order of PMR (Southampton)

HSE Table 4. PMRs HSE Table 6

 

SOC
OCCUPATION
DEATHS PMR
346(0) (FOREMEN/LABOURERS ETC) OTHER 40 312
74  OTHER TEXTILE WORKERS 20 165
100 SEWERS AND EMBROIDERERS 34 143
11 TEACHERS NEC 42 100
53 OFFICE WORKERS AND CASHIERS 241 100
60 OTHER SERVICE OCCUPATIONS 120 99
44 RETAILERS AND DEALERS 86 95
61 HOSPITAL PORTERS AND WARD ORDERLIES 21 89
59 COOKS AND KITCHEN WORKERS 23 76
46 CATERERS 29 63
17 NURSES 32 50

STATS 7

Occupational groups with the greatest number of Female Mesothelioma deaths 1991-2000 in order of PMR (SOC)

Extracts from HSE Table 8
NB: 441 not included as occupation is “Storekeepers and warehouse women”
913 PMR excluded as Upper confidence level is very high at 9286.

SOC
OCCUPATIONAL GROUP
DEATHS
WEIGHTED AVERAGE
910, 990 LABOURERS AND FITTERS 37 245 (EXCLUDING 913 PMR)
550 TEXTILE WORKERS 35 139.8
710,720 SALES ASSISTANTS 55 127.53
230, 650 EXCLUDING
(230, 231)
TEACHERS AND CHILDCARE RELATED OCCUPATIONS
Excluding Higher/University Teachers
46 127.25
410, 420,430,440 (not including 441) CLERKS 89 126.6
450 SECRETARIES 50 115.1
956, 957, 958 CLEANERS 55 88.5
340, 640 NURSES, ASSISTANTS AND ATTENDANTS 47 85.1

STATS 8

Occupational groups with the greatest number of Female Mesothelioma deaths 1991-2000 in order of deaths (SOC)

Extracts from HSE Table 8
NB: 441 not included as occupation is “Storekeepers and warehouse women”
913 PMR excluded as Upper confidence level is very high at 9286.

SOC
OCCUPATIONAL GROUP
DEATHS WEIGHTED AVERAGE
410, 420,430,440 (not including 441) CLERKS 89 126.6
956, 957, 958 CLEANERS 55 88.5
710, 720 SALES ASSISTANTS 55 127.53
450 SECRETARIES 50 115.1
340, 640 NURSES, ASSISTANTS AND ATTENDANTS 47 85.1
230,650
Excluding
(230, 231)
TEACHERS AND CHILDCARE RELATED OCCUPATIONS
Excluding Higher/University Teachers
46 127.25
910, 990 LABOURERS AND FITTERS 37 245 (EXCLUDING 913 PMR)
550 TEXTILE WORKERS 35 139.8

STATS 9

Mesothelioma deaths for Male teachers 1991-2000 (SOC)

Extracts from HSE Table 7

SOC   DEATHS PMR
234 PRIMARY 2 24.5
233 SECONDARY 43 59.6
230 UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC 31 132.2
231 HIGHER/FURTHER EDUCATION 17 76.6
239 OTHER TEACHING 3 79.8
652 EDUCATION ASSISTANTS 1 408.3
  TOTAL GROUP 652+GROUP 230 97 89.3

STATS 10

Mesothelioma deaths for Male teachers 1980-2000 (Southampton)

Extracts from HSE Table 5

SOUTHAMPTON   DEATHS PMR
10 HIGHER EDUCATION 66 121
11 TEACHERS (nec) 72 57
  TOTAL 10&11 138 87.6

STATS 11

Mesothelioma deaths for female and male teachers and childcare related occupations 1991-2000 (SOC)

Extracts from HSE Tables 7, 8
PMRs not averaged between male and female

SOC   DEATHS PMR
230 & 650 FEMALE TEACHERS 48 124.91
230 & 650 MALE TEACHERS 97 89.27
  TOTAL GROUPS 230 & 650 145  

STATS 12

Increasing Mesothelioma deaths for female teachers (other than in higher education) 1980-2000 (Southampton)

Extracts from HSE Table 4. Total PMR HSE Table

PERIOD DEATHS PMR
1980-1985 4 79.6
1986-1990 9 117.3
1991-1995 13 109.3
1996-2000 16 90.7
TOTAL 42 100

STATS 13

Comparison with Mesothelioma deaths for female nurses 1980-2000 (Southampton)

Extract HSE Table 4. Total PMR HSE Table 6
NB:
Number of female primary and secondary teachers 395,282
Number of female nurses 578,269 153

PERIOD
DEATHS
PMR
COMPARISON
1980-1985 4 55.7 (23.9 lower)
1986-1990 6 52 (65.3 lower)
1991-1995 9 47.5 (61.8 lower)
1996-2000 13 49.1 (41.6 lower)
TOTAL 32 50 (50%lower)

STATS 14

Increasing Mesothelioma deaths for male teachers other than in higher education 1980-2000 (Southampton)

Extracts HSE Table 3. Total PMR HSE Table 1

PERIOD
DEATHS PMR
1980-1985 11 64.8
1986-1990 16 54.7
1991-1995 18 49.9
1996-2000 27 59.7
TOTAL 72 57.3

STATS 15

Increasing Mesothelioma deaths for male teachers in higher education 1980-2000 (Southampton)

Extracts HSE Table 3. Total PMR HSE Table 1

PERIOD
DEATHS PMR
1980-1985 6 110.1
1986-1990 12 117.6
1991-1995 22 114.6
1996-2000 26 95.4
TOTAL 66 121.3

STATS 16

Total number of female and male teacher deaths from mesothelioma 1980-2000 (Southampton)

Extracts HSE Tables 1, 2. PMRs not averaged between male and female

SOUTHAMPTON
DEATHS PMR
10 MALES HIGHER EDUCATION 66 121.3
11 MALES TEACHER nec 72 57.3
10 FEMALES HIGHER EDUCATION 2 56.5
11 FEMALE TEACHER nec 42 100.0
  TOTAL 182  
   
 
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