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Document ID (ISN)78508
CIS number 02-673
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tüchsen F., Jensen A.A.
Title Agricultural work and the risk of Parkinson's disease in Denmark, 1981-1993
Bibliographic information Aug. 2000, Vol.26, No.4, p.359-362. 13 ref.
Abstract This study examined the possible association between agricultural and horticultural work and subsequent incidence of Parkinson's disease. Cohorts of 2,273,872 men and women, aged between 20 and 59 years, identified in the Central Population Register of Denmark were followed. All first-time hospitalizations with Parkinson's disease were recorded. A high risk of Parkinson's disease was found for the men and women in agriculture and horticulture (134 cases, standardized hospitalization ratio (SHR) 132). Significantly high risks were found for farmers (79 cases, SHR 130) and for all men in agriculture and horticulture (109 cases, SHR 134).
Descriptors (primary) Denmark; Parkinson's disease; horticulture; agriculture; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) cohort study; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals