|Document ID (ISN)||107092|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Kovacevic M., Belojevic G.
||Tooth abrasion in workers exposed to noise in the Montenegrin textile industry
||July 2006, Vol.44, No.3, p.481-485. 16 ref.
||http://www.jniosh.go.jp/old/niih/en/indu_hel/2006/pdf/indhealth_44_3_481.pdf [in English]
||This case-control study was carried out to test the hypothesis of a relationship between exposure to intense industrial noise and tooth abrasion. It involved 225 workers of a textile company in Montenegro. The group exposed to intense noise (104dB(A) Leq) consisted of 111 weavers (82 men and 29 women), while the control group consisted of 114 workers (32 men and 82 women) exposed to lower levels of noise (81dB(A) Leq). A specialist in dental prosthetics clinically examined all the subjects. Gender, age, socioeconomic status and tooth brushing habits of workers were controlled as confounding factors. Significantly high adjusted odds ratio for tooth abrasion were found for workers exposed to intense noise in comparison to the control group, 3.74 and 5.48 respectively for women and men.
||dental erosion; textile industry; textile machines and processes; noise
||Montenegro (Serbia and Montenegro); sex-linked differences; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Serbia|
||Textile and clothing industries
Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
Mouth and teeth diseases