Occupational epidemiology has grown rapidly since the late 1970s.
Case-referent studies have become popular, but more recent development relates to analyses of cohort data.
Length of follow-up and employment status can now be adjusted for in such analyses.
Attention should also be given to « time windows » of relevant exposure, not only in cancer studies.
In cross-sectional studies of common diseases, the prevalence rate ratio should be used rather than the currently popular but unintelligible odds ratio as obtained by logistic regression.
Exposure assessment should involve measures that would best reveal an existing risk and dose-response relationships.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Milieu professionnel, Médecine travail, Méthodologie, Epidémiologie moléculaire, Article synthèse, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Occupational environment, Occupational medicine, Methodology, Molecular epidemiology, Review, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0005962
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 09/06/1995.