|Document ID (ISN)||109137|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Wiebert P., Svartengren M., Lindberg M., Hemmingsson T., Lundberg I., Nise G.
||Mortality, morbidity and occupational exposure to airway-irritating agents among men with a respiratory diagnosis in adolescence
||Feb. 2008, Vol.65, No.2, p.120-125. Illus. 33 ref.
||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.
||Sweden; male workers; risk factors; mortality; respiratory diseases; morbidity
||irritants; asthma; allergic rhinitis; diagnosis; safety and health documentation; young persons; job-exposure relation; statistical evaluation; frequency rates; cohort study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)