The data on this website may be used to investigate associations
between occupations and causes of death.
The website displays the proportional mortality ratios (PMRs) that were computed
from deaths occurring in Washington State between 1950 and 2010. These deaths were
coded and grouped into occupation and cause-of-death categories. PMRs were computed
for each occupation by cause-of-death grouping. For each grouping, PMRs were also
calculated by age group, and by calendar year period. The data display may be
sorted by occupation, by cause-of-death, by the value of the PMR, by the value of
the p-value associated with each PMR, and by combinations of these items. PMRs were
computed separately for men and for women.
Data was produced by Samuel Milham, Jr, MD MPH and Eric Ossiander.
The PMR tables are updated approximately every ten years.
Office of Epidemiology
WA State Department of Health
PO Box 47812
101 Israel Rd SE
Tumwater, WA 98504-7812