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Document ID (ISN)66976
CIS number 96-982
ISSN - Serial title 1219-1221 - Central European Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Deyanov C., Mincheva L., Hadjiolova I., Ivanovich E.
Title Study on the level of blood pressure and prevalence of arterial hypertension depending on the duration of occupational exposure to industrial noise
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.1, No.2, p.109-116. 14 ref.
Abstract In a study of 182 noise-exposed workers and 200 unexposed controls, conventional and occupational cardiovascular risk factors were recorded, blood pressure was measured and electrocardiograms were recorded. Exposed workers had higher levels of systolic blood pressure than the controls, particularly after 40 years of age. Rise in blood pressure was directly related to duration of noise exposure; greatest cardiovascular risk was in workers with more than 20 years exposure. The prevalence of arterial hypertension was 33% among the male workers and 16.5% among the women (23% and 14% in the control groups); women's risk increased considerably with increasing age.
Descriptors (primary) hypertension; blood pressure; cardiovascular disorders; noise
Descriptors (secondary) cohort study; length of exposure; sex-linked differences; age-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBulgaria
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Cardiovascular diseases