|Document ID (ISN)||103424|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Ijadunola K.T., Erhabor G.E., Onayade A.A., Ijadunola M.Y., Fatusi A.O., Asuzu M.C.
||Prevalence of respiratory symptoms among wheat flour mill workers in Ibadan, Nigeria
||Mar. 2004, Vol.45, No.3, p.251-259. Illus. 40 ref.
||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.
||occupational diseases; Nigeria; milling industry; respiratory diseases; risk factors; flour
||smoking; symptoms; frequency rates; job study; medical examinations; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Nigeria|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)