|Document ID (ISN)||106943|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Johnson A., Toelle B.G., Yates D., Belousova E., Ng K., Corbett S., Marks G.
||Occupational asthma in New South Wales (NSW): A population-based study
||June 2006, Vol.56, No.4, p.258-262. 19 ref.
||The aim of this cross sectional, population-based study was to examine the contribution of workplace exposures to the development of asthma in adults in the Australian State of New South Wales (NSW). Data were collected by means of a questionnaire returned by 5331 randomly-selected subjects aged between 18 and 49 years (response rate 37%). Among 910 subjects with asthma, 383 subjects reported adult-onset disease. After adjusting for sex, age and smoking, working in any high-risk job or exposure at the time of asthma onset was significantly associated with adult-onset asthma (odds ratio 1.51). The population-attributable risk of adult-onset asthma for either a high-risk job or an exposure was 9.5%. Other findings are discussed.
||New South Wales; exposure; asthma
||Australia; upper respiratory diseases; frequency rates; cross-sectional study; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)