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Surveillance of asbestosis deaths in the United States using multiple cause of death data, 1968-1988.

Authors
Althouse-RB; Richards-TB; Game-SR; Castellan-RM
Source
Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health: Book of Extended Abstracts from the Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, September 23-25, 1992, Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Deptartment of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 94-112, 1994 Jan; :465-466
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NIOSHTIC No.
00232511
Abstract
Trends in asbestos mortality between 1968 and 1988 were analyzed using data on both underlying and contributing causes of death obtained from National Cancer for Health Statistics data tapes. An increase in the national annual age standardized rates for death with asbestosis increased from 1 per million to six per million in white males over the study period. A 26% increase in the proportion of deaths with asbestosis occurring in white males over 65 years of age was seen in 1979 to 1988 compared with 1968 to 1978. The highest rates were seen in New Jersey and Washington. The most frequently listed industry was construction and the most frequently listed occupations were plumbing, pipefitting, and steamfitting. The authors recommend the use of National Cancer for Health Statistics multiple cause of death tapes to develop an occupational mortality surveillance system for asbestosis.
Keywords
Mortality-surveys; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Asbestos-industry; Asbestos-workers; Lung-disease; Construction-industry; Plumbers
Publication Date
19940101
Document Type
Abstract
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health: Book of Extended Abstracts from the Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, September 23-25, 1992, Cincinnati, Ohio
State
NJ; WA; OH; WV
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