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Document ID (ISN)107092
CIS number 07-1165
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kovacevic M., Belojevic G.
Title Tooth abrasion in workers exposed to noise in the Montenegrin textile industry
Bibliographic information July 2006, Vol.44, No.3, p.481-485. 16 ref.
Internet access http://www.jniosh.go.jp/old/niih/en/indu_hel/2006/pdf/indhealth_44_3_481.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) dental erosion; textile industry; textile machines and processes; noise
Descriptors (secondary) Montenegro (Serbia and Montenegro); sex-linked differences; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSerbia
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Mouth and teeth diseases