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Document ID (ISN)110804
CIS number 10-0316
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith D.R., Attia J., McEvoy M.
Title Exploring new frontiers in occupational epidemiology: The Hunter Community Study (HCS) from Australia
Bibliographic information Mar. 2010, Vol.48, No.2, p.244-248. 47 ref.
Internet access Exploring_new_frontiers.pdf [in English]
Abstract This article describes a pioneering longitudinal investigation known as the Hunter Community Study (HCS), which investigates retired and near-retired persons randomly selected in a regional area on the heavily- populated east coast of Australia. Data collected include clinical and biological measures, as well as the full lifetime occupational history linked to job exposures. Longitudinal cohort studies with exposure assessment, such as the HCS offer epidemiologists a clear opportunity for examining and evaluating the long-term risks of employment across a variety of workplace settings.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; epidemiology; occupation disease relation; economic aspects
Descriptors (secondary) long-term study; questionnaire survey; cohort study; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Economic aspects
Accident investigation
Safety programmes