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Document ID (ISN)103907
CIS number 05-86
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brisman J., Albin M., Rylander L., Mikoczy Z., Lillienberg L., Dahlman H÷glund A., TorÚn K., Meding B., Kronholm Diab K., Nielsen J.
Title The incidence of respiratory symptoms in female Swedish hairdressers
Bibliographic information Dec. 2003, Vol.44, No.6, p.673-678. 18 ref.
Abstract Airway diseases in hairdressers are a concern. The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the risk factors for three respiratory symptoms, wheeze, dry cough, and nasal blockage, in hairdressers. 3,957 female hairdressers and 4,905 women from the general population responded to a questionnaire on respiratory symptoms, atopy, smoking, and work history. Incidence rates (IR) and incidence rate ratios (IRRs) for the three symptoms studied were calculated. The IRs of all three symptoms were higher in the hairdressers compared with the referents. Smoking modified the effects of cohort affiliation for all three symptoms, although the combined effect from hairdressing work and smoking was less than expected.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; symptoms; women; hairdressing; respiratory diseases
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; smoking; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; confounding factors; individual susceptibility; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Hairdressing & beauty parlours
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)