|Document ID (ISN)||60136|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Zhao Y., Zhang S., Selvin S., Spear R.C.
||A dose response relation for noise induced hypertension
||Mar. 1991, Vol.48, No.3, p.179-184. 19 ref. Illus.
||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.
||hypertension; noise; textile industry; dose-response relationship; women
||smoking; diet; questionnaire survey; blood pressure measurement; cumulative properties; noise measurement; epidemiologic study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||China; USA|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology