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Document ID (ISN)74011
CIS number 99-1978
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kleinschmidt I., Churchyard G.
Title Variation in incidences of tuberculosis in subgroups of South African gold miners
Bibliographic information Sep. 1997, Vol.54, No.9, p.636-641. Illus. 21 ref.
Internet access 991978.pdf [in English]
Abstract A retrospective cohort study of a group of South African gold miners showed that tuberculosis (TB) was more strongly associated with age than expected. There was also a significant association between TB and occupations such as drilling compared with low dust surface and maintenance work. A profile of mineworkers who are at high risk of TB can be defined by age, mining occupation, silicosis status and HIV infection. TB screening programmes should take special cognisance of these high risk groups. Topics: age-linked differences; cohort study; gold mining; immunodeficiency syndrome; occupation disease relation; risk factors; silicosis; South Africa; tuberculosis.
Descriptors (primary) South Africa; gold mining; tuberculosis
Descriptors (secondary) occupation disease relation; silicosis; age-linked differences; cohort study; risk factors; immunodeficiency syndrome
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSouth Africa
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Mining and quarrying