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Document ID (ISN)110175
CIS number 09-1037
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Liu H., Tang Z., Weng D., Yang Y., Tian L., Duan Z., Chen J.
Title Prevalence characteristics and prediction of coal workers' pneumoconiosis in the Tiefa colliery in China
Bibliographic information July 2009, Vol.47, No.4, p.369-375. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) China; epidemiology; coalworkers pneumoconiosis; coal mining; underground mining
Descriptors (secondary) coal dust; exposure evaluation; cohort study; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; prediction; long-term study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Mining and quarrying
Epidemiology