|Document ID (ISN)||73007|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Kimbell-Dunn M., Bradshaw L., Slater T., Erkinjuntti-Pekkanen R., Fishwick D., Pearce N.
||Asthma and allergy in New Zealand farmers
||Jan. 1999, Vol.35, No.1, p.51-57. 40 ref.
||The prevalence of symptoms of asthma and allergy was studied in 1,706 farmers from different farming groups throughout New Zealand. The 12-month period prevalence of current asthma was 11.8% overall, compared with 15% in the general population. Asthma prevalence was higher for horse breeders/groomers, pig farmers, poultry farmers, and those working with goats. Asthma was also significantly elevated among those working with cleaning powders. Women were more likely to report current asthma than were men. Hay fever was significantly higher in deer and crop farmers, and farmers working with horses and goats; eczema was higher for goat and deer farmers. The lower overall prevalence of asthma in farmers may be due to the healthy worker effect. Topics: agriculture; allergic respiratory disorders; allergies; asthma; eczema; frequency rates; grain dust; handling of animals; healthy worker effect; livestock rearing; New Zealand; poultry farming; questionnaire survey; sex-linked differences; swine.
||livestock rearing; New Zealand; agriculture; asthma; allergies
||healthy worker effect; swine; eczema; grain dust; allergic respiratory disorders; handling of animals; poultry farming; sex-linked differences; frequency rates; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||New Zealand|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)