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Occupational risk factors for airflow limitation in The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) lung study.

Authors
Doney-B; Hnizdo-E; Graziani-M; Kullman-G; Burchfiel-C; Baron-S; Fujishiro-K; Enright-P; Hankinson-JL; Hinckley Stukovsky-K; Barr-RG; MESA Occupational Working Group
Source
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2012 May; 185(Meeting Abstracts):A3893
NIOSHTIC No.
20044385
Abstract
Rationale: The objective of this study is to identify and characterize occupational and non-occupational risk factors for obstructive lung disease in an older U.S. population. We hypothesize that airflow obstruction is associated with occupational exposures to vapor/gas, dust, and fume (VGDF). Methods: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) recruited a population-based sample of adults 45-84 years old who were free of clinical cardiovascular disease in 2000-02. The MESA Lung Study measured spirometry and ascertained job history and occupational exposures for 3,667 participants. Airflow limitation was defined as the ratio of forced expiratory volume in one second to forced vital capacity (FEV1/ FVC) below the lower limit of normal (LLN) and FEV1
Keywords
Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Lung-disorders; Humans; Breathing; Dusts; Fumes; Gases; Vapors; Lung-function; Racial-factors; Age-factors; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Airway-obstruction; Occupational-exposure; Job-analysis; Spirometry; Health-surveys; Questionnaires; Industrial-hygienists; Tobacco-smoke; Organic-dusts; Mineral-dusts; Smoking; Exposure-assessment
Contact
B. Doney, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV
CODEN
AJCMED
Publication Date
20120501
Document Type
Abstract
Email Address
bdoney@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
1073-449X
NIOSH Division
DRDS; DSHEFS
Source Name
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
State
WV; OH; AZ; GA; WA; NY
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