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Document ID (ISN)109137
CIS number 09-40
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wiebert P., Svartengren M., Lindberg M., Hemmingsson T., Lundberg I., Nise G.
Title Mortality, morbidity and occupational exposure to airway-irritating agents among men with a respiratory diagnosis in adolescence
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.65, No.2, p.120-125. Illus. 33 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the influence of an airway diagnosis in adolescence on future health and occupation in Swedish men. A cohort of 49,321 men born in 1949-51 was constituted on the basis of data from four national registers. A job-exposure matrix for airway-irritating substances was specially developed for application on the conscription cohort. Subjects were divided into three groups: healthy, asthmatics and subjects with allergic rhinitis without concurrent asthma. The prevalence of asthma was 1.8%, including 0.45% of severe asthma, and the prevalence of allergic rhinitis 2.7%. Further, asthmatics had an increased risk for morbidity and mortality compared to healthy subjects and subjects with allergic rhinitis. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; male workers; risk factors; mortality; respiratory diseases; morbidity
Descriptors (secondary) irritants; asthma; allergic rhinitis; diagnosis; safety and health documentation; young persons; job-exposure relation; statistical evaluation; frequency rates; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)