|Document ID (ISN)||110175|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Liu H., Tang Z., Weng D., Yang Y., Tian L., Duan Z., Chen J.
||Prevalence characteristics and prediction of coal workers' pneumoconiosis in the Tiefa colliery in China
||July 2009, Vol.47, No.4, p.369-375. Illus. 29 ref.
||To explore the current prevalence of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) in China and future trends, this study investigated 16,154 coal miners exposed to dust for at least one year in a colliery in China. Four sub-cohorts (before 1958, from 1958, from 1968 and from 1978) were created according to years of first exposure. The cumulative incidence rates of CWP in the four cohorts were 26.65%, 18.94%, 1.15%, and 0.06%, respectively. It is predicted that future CWP patients would mainly occur among coal miners with first dust exposure in 1958-1967 and those working at tunneling. Other findings are discussed.
||China; epidemiology; coalworkers pneumoconiosis; coal mining; underground mining
||coal dust; exposure evaluation; cohort study; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; prediction; long-term study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||China|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Mining and quarrying