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Document ID (ISN)102587
CIS number 03-1636
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McCurdy S.A., Sunyer J., Zock J.P., Antˇ J.M., Kogevinas M.
Title Smoking and occupation from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey
Bibliographic information Sep. 2003, Vol.60, No.9, p.643-648. 21 ref.
Abstract To examine smoking prevalence among occupational groups in the European Union, the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) was conducted in 1992-93. The survey involved 14,565 subjects from 14 participating countries. Among the findings, there was an approximately twofold range in smoking prevalence by occupation. For occupational groups with at least 50 subjects, the highest smoking prevalence was seen in metal-making and treating for men (54.3%) and cleaners for women (50.7%). Smoking prevalence by occupation persisted even when adjusted for age, country, and age at completion of education. Smoking was also increased among occupations with high exposure to mineral dust and gas or fumes. In conclusion, smoking rates vary significantly by occupation, and prevention efforts in the workplace should focus on occupations with high smoking prevalence and large employment bases.
Descriptors (primary) European Communities; occupations; smoking
Descriptors (secondary) survey; metalworking industry; frequency rates; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; sex-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain; USA
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Domestic workers