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Document ID (ISN)106079
CIS number 07-166
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sama S.R., Milton D.K., Hunt P.R., Houseman E.A., Henneberger P.K., Rosiello R.A.
Title Case-by-case assessment of adult-onset asthma attributable to occupational exposures among members of a health maintenance organization
Bibliographic information Apr. 2006, Vol.48, No.4, p.400-407. 30 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) sensitization; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; questionnaire survey; irritants
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)