Formation of potential risk groups among Chernobyl emergency workers

«Radiation and Risk», 2008, vol. 17, no. 4, pp.46-54


Kashcheeva P.V., Chekin S.Y., Saenko A.S.


The paper describes a methodology for forming potential risk groups among Chernobyl emergency workers. Based on the actual data of the National Radiation and Epidemiological Registry (NRER) the conclusion is made that a statistically significant excess of cancer incidence rate occurs among emergency workers with the attributive risk value higher than 15 %. A potential risk group has been formed to secure meaningful targeted assistance from health authorities.

Key words
National Radiation and Epidemiological Registry, emergency workers, attributive risk of cancer diseases, potential risk group.


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