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Document ID (ISN)72444
CIS number 99-458
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gowers D.S., Carpenter A.V., Ellis H.M., Best A.M., Nash D., Holzner C.L., Keith J.B, Sherrard H.G.
Title Health surveillance using an occupational medical database
Bibliographic information Aug. 1998, Vol.40, No.8, p.685-696. 76 ref.
Abstract This pilot study sought associations between liver function tests (LFTs) and membership in homogeneous exposure groups (HEGs) at a large plant as pre-clinical indications of possible future occupational health problems. A company database yielded linear models for each of six LFTs in terms of sex, body mass index, age, race, alcohol and cigarette consumption and production/non-production job, permitting control for these in analyses of LFTs vs HEGs at the plant. Results show that large plant medical databases can be used in a systematic way to identify potential problems in occupational groups. Topics: age-linked differences; alcoholism; body weight; computerized data bases; exposure tests; harmful substances; job-exposure relation; length of exposure; liver function tests; medical supervision; sex-linked differences; smoking; statistical evaluation.
Descriptors (primary) harmful substances; computerized data bases; exposure tests; medical supervision
Descriptors (secondary) alcoholism; smoking; liver function tests; age-linked differences; body weight; length of exposure; job-exposure relation; statistical evaluation; sex-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Alcohol and drug abuse