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Document ID (ISN)108780
CIS number 08-1285
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mazurek J.M., Attfield M.D.
Title Silicosis mortality among young adults in the United States, 1968-2004
Bibliographic information Aug. 2008, Vol.51, No.8, p.568-578. Illus. 59 ref.
Abstract To describe deaths among young adults (aged 15-44) with silicosis in the United States from 1968 to 2004, this study analysed the National Center for Health Statistics multiple cause-of-death records. Compared with decedents aged ≥45 years, young decedents were more likely to have silicosis listed as the underlying cause of death, to be female and black. Twenty-nine young silicosis decedents had industry and occupation information available. Occupations in construction and manufacturing industries were associated with significantly elevated proportionate mortality ratios for young silicosis deaths. Because these deaths are likely to reflect more intense and recent exposures, the follow-back investigations into the work sites where these individuals were exposed to silica should be conducted.
Descriptors (primary) USA; mortality; young persons; risk factors; silicosis
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; manufacturing industries; occupation disease relation; sex-linked differences; long-term study; age-linked differences; construction industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses