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ID (ISN) del documento110959
Número CIS 10-0502
ISSN - Título de la serie 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Van Houtven G., Reed W.R., Biddle E.A., Volkwein J.C., Clayton L., Finkelstein E.
Título Rates and costs of respiratory illness in coal mining: A cross-industry comparative analysis
Información bibliográfica June 2010, Vol.52, No.6, p.610-617. 12 ref.
Resumen The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and costs of respiratory illness for workers in coal mining, compared with other industries in the United States. Using 5 years of insurance claims data for an annual average of 96,240 adult males, the probability and costs of respiratory illness was modelled as a function of workers' industry and other factors. Controlling for non-industry factors, workers in coal mining had significantly higher rates of respiratory illness claims (by 2.1% to 3.3% points) compared with other mining, agriculture, construction and manufacturing. For coal mining workers with respiratory illness, annual medical care costs for these claims were also significantly higher (by USD 111 to 289). These findings underscore the continued importance and potential cost effectiveness of measures to protect miners from harmful occupational exposures, particularly to coal dust.
Descriptores (primarios) enfermedades respiratorias; mineria del carbón; coste de las enfermedades
Descriptores (secundarios) Estados Unidos; análisis comparativo; aspectos económicos; tasas de frecuencia
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Minas y canteras
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying
Aspectos económicos