Type of cancer


Economic activity-risk

Breast cancer

Higher risk: plumbers, electricians, policemen and assimilates, teachers, other higher professions, technical and administrative assistants and managers.

Higher risk: activities of production and distribution of energy and water, maritime and air transport, and the sale of motor vehicles; also with a significantly high risk, but less magnitude in financial intermediation, associative and recreational activities, education, the provision of services to the community and public administration.

Lower risk: operators and assemblers in the manufacturing industry, livestock, domestic employees, housekeeping staff, cooks and other restaurant workers.

Lower risk: livestock and hunting, households with employees, housekeeping staff, agriculture and forestry, hotels and similar, and restaurants.

Cervical cancer

Higher risk: service sector female workers, in particular in public sanitation activities, beverage establishments, households with employees and housekeeping staff, and in general construction of buildings

Women bricklayers and assimilated women, cooks, waitresses, other restoration workers, domestic workers and housekeeping staff.

Higher risk: hotels and restaurants, with beverage establishments being those with the highest risk. housekeeping staff and households with employees.

Lower risk: secondary and higher education and health activities.

Professors, teachers and assimilated, medical and assimilated, other senior professionals and administrative techniques.

Lower risk: teaching, health and services sector.

Uterine body cancer

Higher risk: shop assistants, painters, fisherwomen/sailors, machine operators, electricians, lawyers and similar.

Higher risk: metallurgy, sale of motor vehicles/components, food retail, agriculture and forestry; a higher risk was also identified in fishing activities and public sanitation.

Lower risk: cooks and teachers and assimilated.

Lower risk: primary school workers.

Ovarian cancer

Higher risk: industrial occupations (glass/ceramics/processing of non-metallic minerals, other mechanics and plastic workers) and services (police and street vendors) which, together with some industrial activities (chemical, tool making and metal products, furniture manufacturing, business services, motor vehicle maintenance).

By economic activity, no heading was found with a statistically significant risk above the average.

Lower risk: women workers in the food industry, wood/paper, footwear/ leather, or meat industries, and in transport or service activities, such as food wholesaling.