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Document ID (ISN)112032
CIS number 11-0666
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Broding H.C., Frank P., Hoffmeyer F., Bünger J.
Title Course of occupational asthma depending on the duration of workplace exposure to allergens - A retrospective cohort study in bakers and farmers
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.18, p.35-40. Illus. 19 ref.
Internet access Course_of_occupational_asthma.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; occupational diseases; asthma; agriculture; bakery products industry; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; obstructive ventilatory impairment; long-term study; questionnaire survey; cohort study; statistical evaluation; length of exposure; severity rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Food industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)