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Activity Number: 526
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Epidemiology
Abstract - #304674
Title: The Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource
Author(s): Janice Watkins*+
Companies: Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Address: P O Box 117, Oak Ridge, TN, 37831-0117, United States
Keywords: cohort mortality studies ; Poisson regression ; CEDR ; electronic database ; Department of Energy ; external radiation

The Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to sharing data on worker and community health risks with stakeholders and interested independent researchers and graduate students. The web-based Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) is an electronic database comprised of data from 76 health studies of over a million workers at 31 DOE sites. CEDR also contains data for historical radiologic and chemical dose reconstructions of areas surrounding DOE facilities and for DOE's Former Worker Medical Screening Program. Much of CEDR data is from analysis files of epidemiologic studies of DOE nuclear laboratory and weapons plant workers. These were mainly retrospective cohort mortality studies using Poisson regression methods to investigate excess deaths and patterns of death from cancer and other diseases. Demographic data, cause of death information, and annual external radiation exposure measurements on individual workers are generally available. CEDR is supported by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Data can be viewed at https://www.orau.gov/CEDR. Access to these de-identified, secure data is at no cost to the user.

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