|Document ID (ISN)||78052|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Kirkey K.L., Cole Johnson C., Rybicki B.A., Peterson E.L., Kortsha G.X., Gorell J.M.
||Occupational categories at risk for Parkinson's disease
||June 2001, Vol.39, No.6, p.564-571. 21 ref.
||The aetiology of Parkinson's disease (PD) is considered to have a strong environmental component, but relatively few studies have investigated the potential association between occupation and the disease. In a population-based case-control study, comprehensive occupational histories from all study participants, including 144 case and 464 control subjects, were collected. Statistical analysis revealed that working in an agricultural occupation increased estimated PD risk (OR = 1.74). In contrast, a history of ever working in a service occupation was negatively associated with PD risk (OR = 0.69). Adjusted odds ratios for all non-service occupational and industrial categories were similar and working in a service occupation was the only significant inverse predictor of PD risk. Future investigations focussing on lifestyle factors and environmental exposures within the agricultural and service occupational categories are warranted.
||occupational diseases; occupations; hazard evaluation; Parkinson's disease
||case-control study; agriculture; white-collar workers; statistical evaluation; services
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the nervous system