|Document ID (ISN)||106079|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Sama S.R., Milton D.K., Hunt P.R., Houseman E.A., Henneberger P.K., Rosiello R.A.
||Case-by-case assessment of adult-onset asthma attributable to occupational exposures among members of a health maintenance organization
||Apr. 2006, Vol.48, No.4, p.400-407. 30 ref.
||A two-year prospective study was conducted to identify adult-onset asthma among health maintenance organization (HMO) members. Telephone interviews regarding occupational exposures, symptoms, medication use and triggers were used to assess the likelihood of work-related asthma for each case. Weighted estimating equations were used to adjust the proportion of asthma attributable to workplace exposures. Overall, 29% of adult onset asthma was found to be attributable to workplace exposures, with 26% and 22% of cases attributable to irritants and sensitizers, respectively.
||allergens; questionnaire survey; irritants
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)