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Document ID (ISN)105006
CIS number 06-611
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Burdorf A.
Title Identification of determinants of exposure: Consequences for measurement and control strategies
Bibliographic information May 2005, Vol.62, No.5, p.344-350. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract A worker's exposure to chemical, physical and biological agents in the workplace is never constant over time. Workers within groups with similar tasks and working environments are rarely uniformly exposed. Hence, assigning workers to "exposed" and "unexposed" groups or to exposure categories is often difficult. The design and interpretation of epidemiological studies and the implementation of workplace intervention programmes requires a knowledge of the reasons why exposure variability exists, how large this variability is, and which factors determine differences in exposure levels among workers. This article presents statistical techniques that have become available in recent years that allow simultaneous evaluation of the magnitude of variance components as well as determinants of this variability.
Descriptors (primary) exposure evaluation; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) statistical evaluation; description of technique; mathematical models
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Epidemiology