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Death rates among Italian railroad employees.
NIOSH 1977 Jan; :1-34
A cohort of 172,459 males aged 20-65 employed in the Italian Railroad system, at work on April 1st 1963 have been classified by habitual physical activity at work and followed-up for death along a 10 year period. Crude total mortality has been 56.59 per 1000 in 10 years. No significant differences have been shown between sedentary, moderate and heavy workers. Age corrected death rates for coronary heart disease, as manifested by myocardial infarction and sudden coronary death, were substantially different in the three activity groups, with moderate workers ranking first, sedentary workers lying in between but very close to the former, and heavy workers having the lowest rate. The age corrected rates for all ages were 12.55, 14.18 and 7.63 per 1000 in 10 years respectively. All differences were statistically significant, the mortality ratio between sedentary moderate workers versus heavy workers being of the order of 1.75 to 1. Such protection seems to be maintained also after retirement. (Grant No. R01-OH-00362)
NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Physical-exercise; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Exercise; Mortality-data; Biostatistics; Myocardium; Workloads
Cardiology Via Savoia 80 Rome, Italy
Final Grant Report
NTIS Accession No.
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Centre for Cardiovascular Diseases, Rome, Italy, NIOSH Grant No. R01-OH-00362, 34 pages, 4 references
San Camillo Hospital, Rome, Italy
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