The assessments of asbestos exposure by two a priori job exposure matrices (JEM) and by a job-specific questionnaire (SQ) are compared at job level.
The data used for the comparison were generated by an ongoing case-control study on lung cancer in a region of northern Germany with a relatively high past prevalence of asbestos exposure.
Among job periods assessed as unexposed by either JEM, 96% are recognized as such by the SQ.
Discrepancies between the SQ and JEM were observed in jobs rated potentially exposed by the JEM.
Despite varying estimates, the JEM and SQ were consistent as regards the relative classification of job periods by probability of exposure.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amiante, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Rétrospective, Evaluation, Epidémiologie, Méthode étude, Questionnaire, Etude comparative, Médecine travail, Allemagne, Europe, Nord, Fibre minérale, Matrice emploi exposition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asbestos, Occupational exposure, Human, Retrospective, Evaluation, Epidemiology, Investigation method, Questionnaire, Comparative study, Occupational medicine, Germany, Europe, North, Mineral fiber
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Code Inist : 002B03L03. Création : 199406.