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Document ID (ISN)75135
CIS number 00-1016
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Yelin E., Henke J., Katz P.P., Eisner M.D., Blanc P.D.
Title Work dynamics of adults with asthma
Bibliographic information May 1999, Vol.35, No.5, p.472-480. 22 ref.
Abstract 601 persons with asthma from samples of pulmonologists and allergy-immunologists were interviewed on the severity of disease, demographic characteristics and the extent of their employment. Their employment was then compared to that of a matched sample. 92% of the persons with asthma had worked at some point prior to enrolment in the study. Among persons with onset during adulthood, only 29% of those who were not employed at disease onset were working at the time of enrolment in the study, compared to 68% among those who were employed. Among the 420 persons interviewed three times, 75, 81 and 75%, respectively, were employed as of the three interviews, 66% were continuously employed and 15% were continuously not employed. The principal determinants of continuity of employment were demographic and employment characteristics, not medical ones. The employment rate and hours of work per week and per year of the persons with asthma were similar to the matched sample. Asthma has not substantially impeded the employment of persons with asthma with the exception that those who were not employed at disease onset continued to have low employment rates.
Descriptors (primary) employment and reemployment; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) California; hours of work; unemployment; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; age-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)