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Atopic symptoms among California veterinarians.

Authors
Susitaival-P; Kirk-JH; Schenker-MB
Source
Am J Ind Med 2003 Aug; 44(2):166-171
NIOSHTIC No.
20033222
Abstract
Background: The prevalence of allergic symptoms among veterinarians has not been studied adequately. Methods: A questionnaire was sent to 2,000 California veterinarians; the return rate was 73% (N=1416). Results: A history of either asthma, allergic rhinitis (AR), or atopic dermatitis (AD) was reported by 66% of respondents. AR was reported by 62%, asthma by 16%, and AD by 11%. Forty percent of the veterinarians reported animal related respiratory and/or skin symptoms. The most commonly reported causes of symptoms were cats and dogs. In multivariate logistic analysis, the significant risk factors for having adult asthma were the history of AR with the history of AD (OR 13.9), AR alone (OR 6.3), and asthma in childhood (OR 6.4). Conclusions: The prevalence of asthma and other atopic symptoms was high in the studied population. Most veterinarians with respiratory or skin symptoms reported the symptoms as being related to specific animal contact.
Keywords
Epidemiology; Respiration; Allergic-disorders; Allergic-reactions; Allergies; Veterinarians; Questionnaires; Dermatitis; Animal-husbandry-workers; Animal-products-workers; Animals; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Contact-allergies; Contact-dermatitis
Contact
Marc B. Schenker, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, TB168, Davis, CA 95616-8638
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
20030801
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Agriculture; Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U50-OH-007550
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0271-3586
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
CA
Performing Organization
University of California - Davis
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