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Document ID (ISN)55679
CIS number 91-470
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Andjelkovich D.A., Levine R.J.
Title Identification of an industrial cohort and verification of its completeness using a complicated system of plant records
Bibliographic information May 1988, Vol.13, No.5, p.593-599. Illus. 3 ref.
Abstract The published literature on occupational mortality studies seldom describes the manner in which cohorts were assembled and efforts made to ensure that all, or nearly all, eligible persons had been enumerated. Researchers must struggle unassisted through a morass of plant records, often not knowing how to utilise important sources of information to the fullest extent. This paper describes the identification of a cohort of over 8,700 foundry workers and the verification of its completeness using existing plant data sources. By understanding the techniques for manipulating data sources in this investigation, researchers may gain insight into the use of materials available to them.
Descriptors (primary) epidemiological aspects; foundries; exposure records; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Occupational health services