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Document ID (ISN)78052
CIS number 02-172
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kirkey K.L., Cole Johnson C., Rybicki B.A., Peterson E.L., Kortsha G.X., Gorell J.M.
Title Occupational categories at risk for Parkinson's disease
Bibliographic information June 2001, Vol.39, No.6, p.564-571. 21 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; occupations; hazard evaluation; Parkinson's disease
Descriptors (secondary) case-control study; agriculture; white-collar workers; statistical evaluation; services
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Diseases of the nervous system