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Document ID (ISN)101235
CIS number 03-218
Year 1998
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.98-157
Author(s) Kim J.H.
Title Atlas of respiratory disease mortality, United States: 1982-1993
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, Aug. 1998. vii, 75p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This document presents maps showing geographic distribution (by health service area) of mortality associated with selected respiratory conditions that together represent nearly all respiratory diseases. For categories of traditional occupational lung diseases mapped in this atlas (i.e. pneumoconioses, including coal workers' pneumoconiosis, asbestosis, silicosis, byssinosis, and other and unspecified pneumoconioses), nearly all cases are attributable to hazardous exposure. For other respiratory disease categories, cases frequently occur in the absence of hazardous occupational exposure, with a small proportion of cases attributable, for some diseases, to occupational exposure. Nevertheless, occupational causes have been documented for each of the disease categories.
Descriptors (primary) USA; geographical variables; respiratory diseases; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) obstructive ventilatory impairment; coalworkers pneumoconiosis; tuberculosis; eosinophilia; byssinosis; asthma; pneumonia; pulmonary fibrosis; pleural mesothelioma; lung cancer; asbestosis; silicosis; statistics; inhalation toxicity; frequency rates; extrinsic allergic alveolitis
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)