|Document ID (ISN)||103115|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Gomez M.I., Hwang S.A., Lin S., Stark A.D., May J.J., Hallman E.M.
||Prevalence and predictors of respiratory symptoms among New York farmers and farm residents
||July 2004, Vol.46, No.1, p.42-54. Illus. 23 ref.
||Data from telephone interviews with 1620 New York farmers and farm residents were used to study the prevalence and risk factors of symptoms that could be related to asthma and allergies. The prevalence of wheezing was 18.2%, that of rhinitis and lachrymation was 57.4%. Significant risk factors for wheeze were: cigarette smoking; a systemic reaction to allergy skin testing, immunotherapy or insect sting; reactivity to a pet; having goats; more acreage in corn for silage. Significant risk factors for rhinitis and lachrymation were younger age, having more than a high school education, being a worker on the farm and having done spraying. Wheeze may be indicative of existing or latent asthma, while rhinitis or lachrymation may indicate an increased sensitivity to respirable dusts and chemicals.
||allergens; New York; allergies; respiratory impairment; risk factors; agriculture; asthma
||irritants; sensitization; USA; eye irritation; maize; smoking; symptoms; respirable dust; chemical products; survey; skin tests; handling of animals; age-linked differences; frequency rates; allergic reactivity; pesticide spraying; rhinitis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)