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Document ID (ISN)109221
CIS number 09-81
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Krstev S., Ji B.T., Shu X.O., Gao Y.T., Blair A., Lubin J., Vermeulen R., Dosemeci M., Zheng W., Rothman N., Chow W.H.
Title Occupation and chronic bronchitis among Chinese women
Bibliographic information Jan. 2008, Vol.50, No.1, p.64-71. 43 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the association between occupation and chronic bronchitis among a cross section of Chinese women who participated in the Shanghai Women's Health Study. Cases were 4873 women with self-reported physician-diagnosed bronchitis during adulthood. Controls were 9746 women randomly selected from Shanghai Women's Health Study participants, matched with the cases by year of birth and age at diagnosis. Lifetime occupational histories were obtained. Logistic regressions were used to evaluate the association between chronic bronchitis and occupation, adjusting for smoking, education, family income and concurrent asthma. Excess prevalences of bronchitis were found for textile occupation (odds ratio OR 1.09) and industry (OR 1.11), welders (OR 1.40), packing and baling workers (OR 1.39) and warehousing (OR 1.58). Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) China; chronic bronchitis; women; risk factors; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) packing, filling; subjective assessment; baling presses; diagnosis; exposure evaluation; welding and cutting; cohort study; warehousing; textile industry; statistical evaluation; medical examinations; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina; Netherlands; Serbia; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)