|Document ID (ISN)||70214|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Chen G.X., et al.
||Tuberculosis mortality and silica exposure: A case-control study based on a national mortality database for the years 1983-1992
||July/Sep. 1997, Vol.3, No.3, p.163-170. Illus. 44 ref.
||Data from the U.S. National Occupational Mortality Surveillance database for 1983-1992 were analyzed. Odds ratios (ORs) for mortality from respiratory tuberculosis (TB) associated with potential high and intermediate exposures to silica were 1.30 and 1.07 respectively, adjusting for silicosis, other pneumoconioses, age, gender, race, socioeconomic status and potential exposure to active TB. The elevated OR was seen in all subgroups: male, female, white and black. Potential exposure to silica alone, in the absence of silicosis, is associated with respiratory TB mortality, with a dose-response relationship.
||USA; mortality; silica; tuberculosis
||race-linked differences; pneumoconiosis with tuberculosis; exposure evaluation; dose-response relationship; case-control study; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; epidemiologic study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases