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Document ID (ISN)66441
CIS number 96-975
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sokas R.K., Moussa M.A.A., Gomes J., Anderson J.A.D., Achuthan K.K., Thain A.B., Risheh Z.A.
Title Noise-induced hearing loss, nationality, and blood pressure
Bibliographic information Aug. 1995, Vol.28, No.2, p.281-288. 22 ref.
Abstract Analysis of medical records of 2,361 oil and gas extraction workers in the United Arab Emirates indicated that 610 of the workers had some degree of noise-induced hearing loss. Hearing status was associated with diastolic blood pressure, age, nationality and body mass index, although the effect was small. When national groupings were evaluated independently, hearing loss was associated with higher systolic and diastolic readings among Asians and Sub-Saharan Africans; no such association was found for Europeans, North Americans, Arabs or North Africans. Noise-induced hearing appears to be associated with elevated resting blood pressure only within certain ethnic groups.
Descriptors (primary) hearing loss; United Arab Emirates; petroleum and natural gas industry; blood pressure
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; body weight; age; hypertension
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Arab Emirates
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage