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Document ID (ISN)103424
CIS number 04-356
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ijadunola K.T., Erhabor G.E., Onayade A.A., Ijadunola M.Y., Fatusi A.O., Asuzu M.C.
Title Prevalence of respiratory symptoms among wheat flour mill workers in Ibadan, Nigeria
Bibliographic information Mar. 2004, Vol.45, No.3, p.251-259. Illus. 40 ref.
Abstract In this case-control study, the prevalence of respiratory symptoms among wheat flour mill workers in Nigeria was examined. Data were collected using structured interviews of workers in a medium-sized flour mill, work-site observations, and physical examinations. Respondents consisted of 91 flour-millers, 30 matched internal controls from the maintenance unit of the same flour mill, and 121 matched external controls. It was found that 54% of the flour-millers reported at least one respiratory symptom compared with 30% of the internal controls and 19% of the external controls. Also, most symptoms were significantly more prevalent among the flour-millers than controls, and this trend was more evident among never-smokers than ex-smokers.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; Nigeria; milling industry; respiratory diseases; risk factors; flour
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; symptoms; frequency rates; job study; medical examinations; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNigeria
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Food industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)