|Document ID (ISN)||102587|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||McCurdy S.A., Sunyer J., Zock J.P., Antˇ J.M., Kogevinas M.
||Smoking and occupation from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey
||Sep. 2003, Vol.60, No.9, p.643-648. 21 ref.
||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.
||European Communities; occupations; smoking
||survey; metalworking industry; frequency rates; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; sex-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain; USA|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology