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Document ID (ISN)50704
CIS number 88-1879
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schulte P.A.
Title Simultaneous assessment of genetic and occupational risk factors
Bibliographic information Nov. 1987, Vol.29, No.11, p.884-891. 71 ref.
Abstract The medical and epidemiological literature were surveyed and the methods for assessing genetic and occupational risks in the study were identified and critiqued. 5 major methodological approaches were identified: adjustment for race, ethnicity, and sex; case studies of occupational disease in genetically susceptible workers; cross-sectional evaluations of the prevalence of disease among genetically differentiated groups; case-control studies of the association of genetic characteristics and disease; and family studies of disease aggregations. These approaches, in part, allow for controlling genetic factors or identifying susceptible genes or phenotype markers that may differentiate occupational populations according to risk.
Descriptors (primary) individual variables; genetic effects; hazard evaluation; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiological aspects; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Risk evaluation