|Document ID (ISN)||74011|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Kleinschmidt I., Churchyard G.
||Variation in incidences of tuberculosis in subgroups of South African gold miners
||Sep. 1997, Vol.54, No.9, p.636-641. Illus. 21 ref.
||991978.pdf [in English]
||A retrospective cohort study of a group of South African gold miners showed that tuberculosis (TB) was more strongly associated with age than expected. There was also a significant association between TB and occupations such as drilling compared with low dust surface and maintenance work. A profile of mineworkers who are at high risk of TB can be defined by age, mining occupation, silicosis status and HIV infection. TB screening programmes should take special cognisance of these high risk groups. Topics: age-linked differences; cohort study; gold mining; immunodeficiency syndrome; occupation disease relation; risk factors; silicosis; South Africa; tuberculosis.
||South Africa; gold mining; tuberculosis
||occupation disease relation; silicosis; age-linked differences; cohort study; risk factors; immunodeficiency syndrome
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||South Africa|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mining and quarrying
Bacterial and parasitic diseases