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Document ID (ISN)109114
CIS number 09-34
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Radon K., Gerhardinger U., Schulze A., Zock J.P., Norback D., Toren K., Jarvis D., Held L., Heinrich J., Leynaert B., Nowak D., Kogevinas M.
Title Occupation and adult onset of rhinitis in the general population
Bibliographic information Jan. 2008, Vol.65, No.1, p.38-43. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract The objective of this prospective study was to analyse the association between occupational exposure and adult onset of rhinitis. The data of 4994 participants in European Community Respiratory Health Survey who were symptom-free at baseline were analysed. The baseline study took place in 1991-1995 and the follow-up in 1998-2003. Data were collected by means of interviews. Occurrence of rhinitis was based on self-reports of participants, and occupational exposures were estimated on the basis of their job title. The incidence of allergic rhinitis, perennial rhinitis and both conditions was 12%, 11% and 3%, respectively. Compared to office workers, male medical professionals were at increased risk of new onset of allergic rhinitis (odds ratio OR 3.0). Risks were reduced in metal workers not involved in metal making or treating (OR 0.3). For perennial rhinitis ORs were significantly increased in cleaners (OR 1.4). Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) rhinitis; risk factors; Europe; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) occupation disease relation; allergic rhinitis; cohort study; cooperation; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; frequency rates; metalworking industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland; Germany; Spain; France; United Kingdom; Greece; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Domestic workers
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)