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Document ID (ISN)111701
CIS number 11-0344
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Attfield M.D., Kempel E.D.
Title Erratum to "Mortality among U.S. underground coal miners: A 23-year follow-up"
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.53, p.550. Illus.
Abstract This article corrects two errors in the original article published in 2008 concerning the mortality experience over 22-24 years of 8,899 working coal miners initially medically examined in 1969-1971 at 31 coal mines in the United states. A cohort life-table analysis was undertaken on underlying causes of death, and proportional hazards models were fitted to both underlying, and underlying and contributing causes of death. The findings confirm and enlarge upon previous results showing that exposure to coal mine dust leads to increased mortality, even in the absence of smoking. The errors consisted of a wrong graph and the switching of labels between columns on a table.
Descriptors (primary) USA; underground mining; mortality; coal mining; long-term exposure
Descriptors (secondary) coal dust; smoking; respiratory diseases; coalworkers pneumoconiosis; long-term study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying