The Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance Report, 1996
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 1996-134
The 1996 report focuses entirely on pneumoconiosis mortality and related exposures, providing updated mortality data from 1968 through 1992. It has three sections: (1) a section that describes data highlights and data limitations; (2) a section that updates and expands national data provided in the 1994 report; and (3) a section that provides detailed profiles of relevant data for each state in the U.S. Surveillance data include counts, crude and age-adjusted rates, years of potential life lost, and proportionate mortality ratios by industry and occupation. The 1996 report presents detailed tables of pneumoconiosis mortality data for each state and for the District of Columbia, as well as for counties within each state. It also presents county-level maps showing the geographic distribution of mortality for each pneumoconiosis and showing results of federal occupational exposure inspection sampling for agents that cause pneumoconiosis.