Table 2

Assessment of asbestos exposure in each study

StudyOccupational historyExperts in charge of assessmentExposure metrics (n of categories)
(US Cauc) and (US-AA)All jobs held for at least 2 years and all jobs entailing possible asbestos exposureOccupational physiciansProbability (3)
(France 1)Jobs held for at least 3 monthsPanel of industrial hygienistsScore composed of intensity (4), frequency (3), and probability (3)
(France 2)Jobs held for at least 1 year; specific questionnaires for asbestos-exposed jobsAuthors of the studyProbability (2)
(Finland)All jobs entailing possible asbestos exposure; nonoccupational exposureOne industrial hygienistProbability (4)