|Document ID (ISN)||108891|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Bang K.M., Attfield M.D., Wood J.M., Syamlal G.
||National trends in silicosis mortality in the United States, 1981-2004
||Sep. 2008, Vol.51, No.9, p.633-639. Illus. 45 ref.
||This article describes trends in silicosis mortality in the United States and identifies industries and occupations with elevated silicosis mortality. A total of 6326 deaths with silicosis from 1981-2004 were analysed for trends and association with occupation and industry. A linear regression model was used for analysing mortality trends. Proportionate mortality ratios (PMRs) were based on 1,440 deaths for which sufficient data were available. Overall age-adjusted mortality rates per million declined from 2.4 in 1981 to 0.7 in 2004. Industries having significantly elevated PMRs for silicosis included mining and quarrying. Occupations with elevated PMRs included those associated with metal and mineral processing. The results show that considerable progress has been made towards elimination of this preventable disease.
||USA; silicosis; mortality; statistical trends
||occupation disease relation; metalworking industry; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; mining and quarrying; risk factors
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology