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ID (ISN) del documento108219
Número CIS 08-584
ISSN - Título de la serie 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Año 2006
Número de serie
Autor(es) Hedlund U., Järvholm B., Lundbäck B.
Título Persistence of respiratory symptoms in ex-underground iron ore miners
Información bibliográfica Sep. 2006, Vol.56, No.6, p.380-385. 34 ref.
Resumen To assess the persistence of respiratory symptoms in ex-miners after cessation of mining exposure, this population-based cross-sectional study used a postal questionnaire comparing prevalence of symptoms between 206 ex-miners who had stopped mining at least one year before the study and 4560 referents not occupationally exposed to irritants or dust. Age, smoking and a family history of asthma were considered as possible confounders in the analysis. Ex-miners had on average been working as miners for 13 years and had stopped mining 16 years before the study. Chronic productive cough and physician-diagnosed chronic bronchitis were significantly more common among ex-miners. Furthermore, there was a trend of other respiratory symptoms being more common in ex-miners.
Descriptores (primarios) Suecia; minas de hierro; explotación minera en el fondo; enfermedades respiratorias; síntomas
Descriptores (secundarios) bronquitis crónica; periodo de latencia; encuesta por cuestionario; tasas de frecuencia; cambios de puestos de trabajo; valoración estadística; exámenes médicos; estudio transversal
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaSuecia
Tema(s) Minas y canteras
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Mining and quarrying
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)