|Document ID (ISN)||103151|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Arif A.A., Delclos G.L., Whitehead L.W., Tortolero S.R., Lee E.S.
||Occupational exposures associated with work-related asthma and work-related wheezing among U.S. workers
||Oct. 2003, Vol.44, No.4, p.368-376. 47 ref.
||Using data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) 1988-1994, this study analyses associations between occupation and asthma and wheezing among workers in the United States. Several occupations that were at risk of developing work-related asthma and/or wheezing were identified, with cleaners and equipment cleaners showing the highest risks. Various other sectors were also identified. Work-related asthma and work-related wheezing affected 26% and 27% of the working population, respectively. This study adds evidence to the literature that identifies work-related asthma as an important public health problem.
||USA; occupational diseases; risk factors; asthma; respiratory diseases; occupation disease relation
||maintenance; cleaning; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)