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February 2007
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2007-106
cover for pub 2007-106

Respiratory Disease in Agricultural Workers: Mortality and Morbidity Statistics

Respiratory Disease in Agricultural Workers: Mortality and Morbidity Statistics presents summary tables and figures of occupational respiratory disease surveillance data focusing on various occupationally relevant respiratory diseases for the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing industries.

Interpreted with appropriate caution, the information contained in this report can help to establish priorities for research and respiratory disease prevention in agriculture. To increase the utility of future surveillance of occupational respiratory disease in agriculture, comments on the report, descriptions of how the information could be used, and suggestions of other data for inclusion in future reports are invited.

Data contained in this report originate from various publications, reports, data files, and tabulations provided by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Details on the major data sources and on the methods used to compute specific statistics can be found in Appendices A and B, respectively.

Respiratory Disease in Agricultural Workers: Mortality and Morbidity Statistics [PDF - 3,983 KB]

 
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