|Document ID (ISN)||74235|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Radon K., Opravil U., Hartung J., Szadkowski D., Nowak D.
||Work-related respiratory disorders and farming characteristics among cattle farmers in Northern Germany
||Oct. 1999, Vol.36, No.4, p.444-449. Illus. 16 ref.
||1,735 farmers were visited on their farms in Northern Germany and interviewed using a standardized questionnaire on work-related respiratory symptoms and farming details. 84.6% of the farmers were cattle farmers. The prevalence of work-related respiratory symptoms was 40.3%. A low prevalence of work-related respiratory symptoms were shown to be significantly associated with ventilation via the wall of the cattle house (dds ratio = 0.57), feeding of cattle once daily (OR = 0.53), and plant crop (OR = 0.75). Farmers living inland showed a significantly higher prevalence of work-related respiratory symptoms (OR = 1.34). The use of ventilation via the wall might be recommended for new cattle houses in regions with warm winters.
||livestock rearing; ventilation; respiratory diseases
||cereal farming; Germany; geographical variables; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; air space per person
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)