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Table 1 Characteristics of the male mesothelioma cases in the Apulia regional register

From: Malignant mesothelioma in construction workers: the Apulia regional mesothelioma register, Southern Italy

Year of diagnosis Sex (male) %
1980–1989 8 4.5
1990–1995 11 6.2
1996–2000 28 15.7
2001–2005 44 24.7
2006–2010 48 26.9
2011–2015 25 11.04
2016–2018 14 7.8
Total 178 100
Anatomical site
 Pleura 171 96.06
 Peritoneum 6 3.3
 Pericardium 1 0.5
 Total 178 100
Histological type
 Epithelioid 110 61.8
 Fibrous 14 7.8
 Biphasic 19 10.7
 NOS 45 25.2
 Total 178 100
Age at diagnosis (years)
 35–40 4 2.2
 41–50 8 4.5
 51–60 51 28.6
 61–70 63 35.4
 71–80 46 25.8
 81–ω 6 3.3
 Total 178 100
Year start exposure
 1931–1940 13 7.3
 1941–1950 29 16.2
 1951–1960 49 27.5
 1961–1970 56 31.5
 1971–1980 14 7.8
 1981–1990 9 5.05
 1991–2000 8 4.5
 Total 178 100
Exposure duration (years)
 0–1 2 1.1
 1–10 56 31.5
 11–20 23 12.9
 21–30 26 14.6
 31–40 34 19.1
 41–50 30 16.8
 51–60 7 3.9
 Total 178 100
Age at beginning of exposure
 8–14 43 24.1
 15–20 79 44.4
 21–30 38 21.3
 31–40 10 5.6
 41–50 6 3.3
 51–ω 2 1.1
 Total 178 100
Latency (years)
 11–20 11 6.2
 21–30 15 8.4
 31–40 45 25.2
 41–50 39 21.9
 51–60 49 27.5
 61–70 17 9.5
 71–ω 2 1.1
 Total 178 100