Occurrence of occupational asthma.
To estimate the percentage of adult asthmatics with occupational asthma in Michigan, a sample of 94 patients, aged 20 to 65 years, who were discharged from one of three Michigan hospitals in 1990 with the primary diagnosis of asthma were interviewed.
The patients were classified using the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) criteria as having either probable occupational asthma, possible occupational asthma, or not having occupational asthma.
Three percent of the adult asthmatics interviewed met the criteria for having probable occupational asthma.
One patient from each hospital had probable occupational asthma.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Immunopathologie, Allergie, Médecine travail, Exposition professionnelle, Maladie professionnelle, Epidémiologie, Homme, Fonction respiratoire, Asthme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Immunopathology, Allergy, Occupational medicine, Occupational exposure, Occupational disease, Epidemiology, Human, Lung function, Asthma
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0040410
Code Inist : 002B06C02. Création : 199406.