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Document ID (ISN)104826
CIS number 06-306
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chaudemanche H., Monnet E., Westeel V., Pernet D., Dubiez A., Perrin C., Laplante J.J., Depierre A., Dalphin J.C.
Title Respiratory status in dairy farmers in France; cross sectional and longitudinal analyses
Bibliographic information Nov. 2003, Vol.60, No.11, p.858-863. 30 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) chronic bronchitis; France; dairy farming; risk factors; ventilatory capacity
Descriptors (secondary) blood gas determination; vital capacity; one-second forced expiratory volume; spirometry; case-control study; long-term study; skin tests; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)