|Document ID (ISN)||105606|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Vollmer W.M., Heumann M.A., Breen V.R., Henneberger P.K., O'Connor E.A., Villnave J.M., Frazier E.A., Buist A.S.
||Incidence of work-related asthma in members of a health maintenance organization
||Dec. 2005, Vol.47, No.12, p.1292-1297. 26 ref.
||The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence of work-related asthma among health maintenance organization (HMO) members. Using the HMO's electronic medical records, 1747 persons with evidence of new or recurrent asthma were identified. Interviews elicited information about workplace exposures, symptoms and home environment. Industrial hygienists rated the respondents' work environments according to their potential to cause asthma. Based on the industrial hygienist ratings and on self-reported work-relatedness of asthma symptoms, 33% of those interviewed were classified as having potentially work-related asthma, yielding an overall work-related asthma incidence/recurrence rate of 28 cases per 10,000. The contribution of occupation to the occurrence of adult onset asthma may be much higher than is typically suggested in the literature.
||morbidity; microclimate; asthma
||non-occupational factors; allergens; exposure; symptoms; cross-sectional study; subjective assessment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)