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Document ID (ISN)60136
CIS number 93-817
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zhao Y., Zhang S., Selvin S., Spear R.C.
Title A dose response relation for noise induced hypertension
Bibliographic information Mar. 1991, Vol.48, No.3, p.179-184. 19 ref. Illus.
Abstract The effect of industrial noise on the prevalence of hypertension was studied in 1101 female workers in a textile mill in Beijing in 1985. The noise levels within the plant appear to have been constant since 1954, resulting in well defined noise exposures for these workers. The study indicates that exposure to noise is a significant determinant of prevalence of hypertension, but third in order of importance behind family history of hypertension and use of salt. Each of the predictor variables exerted an independent influence on risk of hypertension. Cumulative exposure to noise was not an important dose related variable suggesting that, for those susceptible to the effect, hypertension was manifested within the first five years of exposure.
Descriptors (primary) hypertension; noise; textile industry; dose-response relationship; women
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; diet; questionnaire survey; blood pressure measurement; cumulative properties; noise measurement; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina; USA
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Noise
Nutrition