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A survey of respiratory disease among New York City postal and transit workers: III. Anthropometric, smoking, occupational, and ethnic variables affecting the FEV1 among white males.
Stebbings JH Jr.
Environ Res 1972 Dec; 5(4):451-466
Report of a survey of respiratory disease among New York City postal and transit workers with data on anthropometric, smoking, occupational and ethnic variables affecting the forced expiratory volume (FEV) among white males. Noninhaling of tobacco smoke and use of filter cigarettes do not reduce the rate of decline of the FEV-1 with age among smokers. The cumulative benefit of not smoking in late adolescence and early adult life appears to be permanently retained despite later smoking. The use of age and standing height in predicting the FEV-1 for mass screening purposes is shown to be only 90 percent as sensitive as the use of age, standing height, sitting height, and weight.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Age-factors; Smoking-habits; Lung-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Ethnic-factors; Lung-function; Cigarette-smoke; Anthropometry
James H. Stebbings, Jr., Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Issue of Publication
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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