|Document ID (ISN)||109220|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Tak S.W., Calvert G.M.
||Hearing difficulty attributable to employment by industry and occupation: An analysis of the National Health Interview Survey - United States, 1997 to 2003
||Jan. 2008, Vol.50, No.1, p.46-56. Illus. 36 ref.
||The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of hearing difficulty by industry and occupation among workers in the United States. Data on 130,102 respondents of the National Health Interview Survey who were interviewed between 1997 and 2003 were analyzed. The estimated population prevalence of hearing difficulty was 11.4% (of which 24% attributable to employment). The adjusted prevalence ratios of hearing difficulty were highest for railroads, mining and primary metal manufacturing. Occupations with increased risk of hearing difficulty were mechanics/repairers, machine operators and drivers of transportation equipment.
||USA; risk factors; hearing loss; occupation disease relation
||mechanics; machinery; maintenance and repair; drivers; frequency rates; cross-sectional study; rail transport; smelting plants; mining industry; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the ear and hearing damage