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Document ID (ISN)76348
CIS number 01-421
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Yi Q., Zhang Z.
Title The survival analyses of 2738 patients with simple pneumoconiosis
Bibliographic information Feb. 1996, Vol.53, No.2, p.129-135. 30 ref.
Internet access 01-421.pdf [in English]
Abstract To explore whether the inhalation of coal mine dust increases the risk of premature death in miners, a survival analysis was conducted in a cohort of 2738 patients with simple pneumoconiosis in the Huai-Bei coal mine in China. During a follow up period (mean 8yrs) 3.2% of patients with simple pneumoconiosis developed progressive massive fibrosis (PMF). The patients with PMF presented higher age specific mortalities than those remaining in a state of simple pneumoconiosis (SMR: 3.42). After adjustment for tuberculosis and duration of work, the relative risk (RR) of premature death due to development of PMF was 2.4. Tuberculosis was found to be a main risk factor which not only facilitated premature death (RR=2.0), but was also a strong facilitator for development of PMF (RR=7.0). Also, a long term of work underground and drilling as a main job were identified as risk factors for development of PMF.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; coal mining; hazard evaluation; simple pneumoconiosis
Descriptors (secondary) China; coal dust; statistical evaluation; tuberculosis; cohort study; progressive massive fibrosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Mining and quarrying
Risk evaluation
Bacterial and parasitic diseases