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Document ID (ISN)100181
CIS number 02-1233
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McDonald J.C., Keynes H.L., Meredith S.K.
Title Reported incidence of occupational asthma in the United Kingdom, 1989-97
Bibliographic information Dec. 2000, Vol.57, No.12, p.823-829. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; frequency rates; respiratory diseases; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) survey; sex-linked differences; report on investigation; risk factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)