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Document ID (ISN)73886
CIS number 99-1870
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Henneberger P.K., Kreiss K., Rosenman K.D., Reilly M.J., Chang Y.F., Geidenberger C.A.
Title An evaluation of the incidence of work-related asthma in the United States
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 1999, Vol.5, No.1, p.1-8. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract The incidences of physician-diagnosed cases of work-related asthma (WRA) in Michigan and the entire USA were estimated. For the entire USA, the product of a national incidence rate for asthma among adults and estimates of the proportion that is work-related was used. A total of 933 cases of WRA was reported to the Michigan surveillance programme during 1988-1995, of which 904 were reported by at least one of the three main sources and equalled an average incidence of 27 cases/106/year. This estimate was less than the range of estimates 58 to 204 cases/106/year in Michigan arrived at using the capture-recapture methods. The national estimates of WRA ranged from 63 to 441 cases/106/year. The authors' indirect estimates are closer to estimates from Canada, Sweden, and Finland than most existing direct estimates in the USA, but probably still underestimate the magnitude of WRA incidence because of the limitations of physician recognition of the work-relatedness of asthma among adults. Topics: asthma; Canada; compilation of statistics; Finland; frequency rates; Michigan; statistical evaluation; statistics; Sweden; USA.
Descriptors (primary) USA; frequency rates; statistics; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; Canada; compilation of statistics; Michigan; statistical evaluation; Finland
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)