|Document ID (ISN)||111552|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||McHugh M.K., Symanski E., Pompeii L.A., Delclos G.L.
||Prevalence of asthma by industry and occupation in the U.S. working population
||2010, Vol.53, p.463-475. 45 ref.
||Workers are potentially exposed to asthmagens daily. This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of asthma among working adults in the United States by industry and occupation. Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2001-2004), multiple logistic regression was used to investigate associations between industry and occupation and current asthma as defined by positive responses to "Has a doctor or other health professional ever told you that you have asthma?" and "Do you still have asthma?" Workers in mining (17.0%), teaching (13.1%) and health-related industries (12.5%) had the highest prevalence of asthma. Compared to construction industry workers, the adjusted odds ratios for workers in mining and health-related activities were 5.2 and 2.3 respectively. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||USA; occupation disease relation; asthma; risk factors; frequency rates
||statistical evaluation; mining industry; construction industry; health care personnel
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)