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Document ID (ISN)60751
CIS number 93-1574
ISSN - Serial title 0012-3692 - Chest
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gamsky T.E., Schenker M.B., McCurdy S.A., Samuels S.J.
Title Smoking, respiratory symptoms, and pulmonary function among a population of Hispanic farmworkers
Bibliographic information May 1992, Vol.101, No.5, p.1361-1368. Illus. 50 ref.
Abstract Hispanic Californian farmworkers were evaluated for the prevalence of respiratory symptoms, smoking status, and pulmonary function. The prevalences of current, former, and never-smokers (29, 17, and 54%, respectively) were comparable to rates in other studies of Hispanics, but daily cigarette consumption was lower than in comparison populations. Prevalences of chronic cough, chronic phlegm, and persistent wheeze were low (1.6, 5.1, and 2.8%, respectively). Current smoking, increased age, female sex, and working eight months per year or more in agriculture were associated with increased prevalence of respiratory symptoms. Adjusted lung function was higher than for reference populations. Lower respiratory symptom prevalences and higher pulmonary function are consistent with lower daily cigarette consumption and the healthy worker effect.
Descriptors (primary) respiratory system; smoking; agriculture; pulmonary function; respiratory function tests; symptoms
Descriptors (secondary) USA; California; sex-linked differences; one-second forced expiratory volume; age-linked differences; maximal expiratory flow
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agriculture