|Document ID (ISN)||104826|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Chaudemanche H., Monnet E., Westeel V., Pernet D., Dubiez A., Perrin C., Laplante J.J., Depierre A., Dalphin J.C.
||Respiratory status in dairy farmers in France; cross sectional and longitudinal analyses
||Nov. 2003, Vol.60, No.11, p.858-863. 30 ref.
||To compare respiratory status in dairy farmers with that of non-farming controls, a longitudinal study was carried out in a region of France. From a cohort constituted in 1994 (T1), 215 (81.1%) dairy farmers and 110 (73.8%) controls were re-evaluated in 1999 (T2). The protocol comprised a medical and occupational questionnaire, spirometric tests at both evaluations, allergological tests at T1, and a non-invasive measure of blood oxygen saturation at T2. In 1999, the prevalence of chronic bronchitis was higher, and ventilatory capacity (FEV1/VC) and blood oxygen saturation was lower in dairy farmers than in controls. Results indicate that dairy farming is associated with an excess of chronic bronchitis, a moderate degree of bronchial obstruction and a mild decrease in blood oxygen saturation.
||chronic bronchitis; France; dairy farming; risk factors; ventilatory capacity
||blood gas determination; vital capacity; one-second forced expiratory volume; spirometry; case-control study; long-term study; skin tests; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)