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Document ID (ISN)45194
CIS number 85-1855
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cookson W.O.C., Musk A.W., Glancy J.J., De Klerk N.H., Yin R., Mele R., Carr N.G., Armstrong B.K., Hobbs M.S.T.
Title Compensation, radiographic changes, and survival in applicants for asbestosis compensation
Bibliographic information July 1985, Vol.42, No.7, p.461-468. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract The mortality of 354 claimants for compensation for pulmonary asbestosis among former workers at an Australian crocidolite mine and mill was studied. There were 118 deaths up to the end of 1982, giving an SMR for all causes of 2.65. The median time between start of work and claim for compensation was 17 years. The SMR for various diseases of the respiratory system was high: pneumoconiosis (177.2), bronchitis and emphysema (2.6), tuberculosis (44.6), respiratory cancer (1.6). Plain chest radiographs for 238 of the subjects were classified according to ILO criteria. Median survival from claim for compensation was 17 years in subjects with ILO category 1 pneumoconiosis, 12 years in category 2 and 3 years in category 3.
Descriptors (primary) compensation of occupational diseases; asbestos; asbestosis; mortality; respiratory diseases; crocidolite
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; tuberculosis; bronchitis; chest radiography; lung cancer; pneumoconiosis; emphysema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Pneumoconioses
Asbestos
Workers' compensation
Bacterial and parasitic diseases