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Document ID (ISN)112526
CIS number 12-0285
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2012
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Suadicani P., Hein H.O., Gyntelberg F.
Title Occupational noise exposure, social class, and risk of ischemic heart disease and all-cause mortality - A 16-year follow-up in the Copenhagen Male Study
Bibliographic information Jan. 2012, Vol.38, No.1, p.19-26. 22 ref.
Internet access Occupational_noise_exposure_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract This study consisted of a 16-year follow-up of 2998 men in Copenhagen, Denmark, aged 53-75 years without overt cardiovascular disease. Overall, 197 men (6.6%) died due to ischemic heart disease (IHD) and 1192 (39.8%) from all-causes. 1008 men (33.6%) reported exposure to occupational noise for ┐5 years; among these men, 47.3% reported hearing impairment versus only 24.8% among unexposed men (63.0%). Referencing unexposed men, the hazard ratio (HR) for IHD mortality was 0.97, and the HR for all-cause mortality was 1.01 when adjusting for potential confounders: age, hearing impairment, blood pressure, diabetes, fasting serum triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, glucosuria, cancer, body mass index, alcohol, tobacco, leisure-time physical activity, and social class. Stratified analyses of high and low social classes confirmed the overall results. In conclusion, cumulative occupational exposure to noise was strongly associated with hearing impairment, but not with death from either IHD or all-cause mortality.
Descriptors (primary) Denmark; noise; mortality; coronary diseases; male workers; job-exposure relation; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) long-term study; case-control study; confounding factors; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases