|Document ID (ISN)||112032|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Broding H.C., Frank P., Hoffmeyer F., Bünger J.
||Course of occupational asthma depending on the duration of workplace exposure to allergens - A retrospective cohort study in bakers and farmers
||2011, Vol.18, p.35-40. Illus. 19 ref.
||Course_of_occupational_asthma.pdf [in English]
||This study investigated the importance of exposure duration, work cessation, and confounding factors on allergic obstructive airway disease in bakers and farmers. Patients with confirmed allergic occupational airway disease registered in a German Occupational Health Inspectorate received a mailed questionnaire on their respiratory health and employment status. Relations between duration of exposure and course of disease were analyzed by multi-factorial logistic regression. A total of 178 patients (65 farmers and 113 bakers) aged between 24 and 74 were included in the analysis. Farmers had much more severe respiratory complaints than bakers, with a significantly larger proportion having been employed over ten years (farmers 77.5% and bakers 36.6%). Other findings are discussed.
||allergens; occupational diseases; asthma; agriculture; bakery products industry; frequency rates
||Germany; obstructive ventilatory impairment; long-term study; questionnaire survey; cohort study; statistical evaluation; length of exposure; severity rates
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)