|Document ID (ISN)||100181|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||McDonald J.C., Keynes H.L., Meredith S.K.
||Reported incidence of occupational asthma in the United Kingdom, 1989-97
||Dec. 2000, Vol.57, No.12, p.823-829. Illus. 24 ref.
||A report of the 9 years of the Surveillance of Work Related and Occupational Respiratory Disease data. This scheme was based on reports of chest and occupational physicians during the 9 years 1989-97. An estimated 25,674 new cases of occupational respiratory disease, including 7,387 of occupational asthma, were reported. A third of the suspected causes of asthma were organic, a third chemical, 6% metallic and the rest miscellaneous, or unknown. Incidences were higher in men than women. The lowest risk group was that of professional, clerical, and service workers, the highest risk group was that of coach and other spray painters. The conclusion is that there is certainly more occupational asthma in the population than that which reaches specialists; therefore the incidence rates presented here are to be considered as underestimates.
||United Kingdom; frequency rates; respiratory diseases; asthma
||survey; sex-linked differences; report on investigation; risk factors
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)