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Document ID (ISN)70214
CIS number 97-1975
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chen G.X., et al.
Title Tuberculosis mortality and silica exposure: A case-control study based on a national mortality database for the years 1983-1992
Bibliographic information July/Sep. 1997, Vol.3, No.3, p.163-170. Illus. 44 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) USA; mortality; silica; tuberculosis
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; pneumoconiosis with tuberculosis; exposure evaluation; dose-response relationship; case-control study; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases