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Document ID (ISN)103151
CIS number 04-75
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Arif A.A., Delclos G.L., Whitehead L.W., Tortolero S.R., Lee E.S.
Title Occupational exposures associated with work-related asthma and work-related wheezing among U.S. workers
Bibliographic information Oct. 2003, Vol.44, No.4, p.368-376. 47 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) USA; occupational diseases; risk factors; asthma; respiratory diseases; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) maintenance; cleaning; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)