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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.

Authors
Stebbings JH Jr.
Source
Environ Res 1972 Dec; 5(4):451-466
NIOSHTIC No.
00046802
Abstract
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.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Age-factors; Smoking-habits; Lung-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Ethnic-factors; Lung-function; Cigarette-smoke; Anthropometry
Contact
James H. Stebbings, Jr., Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
CODEN
ENVRAL
Publication Date
19721201
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
82044
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1973
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-000353
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0013-9351
Priority Area
Pulmonary-system-disorders
Source Name
Environmental Research
State
NY; MN
Performing Organization
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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