Study type: Epidemiological study (observational study)

Electrical wiring configurations and childhood leukemia in Rhode Island epidem.

Published in: Am J Epidemiol 1980; 111 (3): 292-296

Aim of study (acc. to author)

A case-control study was conducted in Rhode Island to investigate the relationship between childhood leukemia and electric power lines.

Further details

Exposure was assessed by calculation based on type of power lines and distance of residence to power lines below 45.7 m for each address. The quartile values of exposure for the control addresses was used to categorize the exposure of the case addresses into 4 groups: very low, low, high and very high.

Endpoint/type of risk estimation

Type of risk estimation:



Exposure groups

Group Description
Group 1 magnetic field: very low
Group 2 magnetic field: low
Group 3 magnetic field: high
Group 4 magnetic field: very high


Case group

Control group

Study size

Cases Controls
Eligible 155 240
Evaluable 119 240
Statistical analysis method:

Results (acc. to author)

No relationship between childhood leukemia and electric power line configurations was found.

Study funded by

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