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The first round of the National Study of Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis.
NIOSH 1976 Dec; :1-74
Report presenting a profile of the data collected during the first round of the U.S. Public Health Service's National Study of Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis. From 1969 to 1971 a mobile field team visited 31 coal mines and examined a total of 9078 coal miners. Tables are presented showing general characteristics, respiratory symptoms, occupational and smoking history, results of a simple test of ventilatory capacity, and radiographic interpretation of the miners examined. Also described are the historical background and the study design. A profile of numerous statistical tables is included.
NIOSH-Author; Respiratory-system-disorders; Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Chest-X-rays; Health-statistics; Diagnostic-tests; Respiratory-function-tests; Cigarette-smoking; Occupational-diseases; Epidemiology
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury; Respiratory-system-disorders
Appalachian Laboratory for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia
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