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Epidemiological study of workers employed in the viscose rayon industry.
Department of Industrial Environment Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh 1980 Jan; :1-49
The mortality patterns of workers in the viscose rayon (61788770) industry (SIC-2823) were studied. The vital status of 5,879 white males and 3,120 white females hired between 1938 and 1948 was determined through 1976. There were 1,314 male deaths and 296 female deaths. Among the males, there was an increased risk of death noted due to cardiovascular disease and to coronary heart disease. Elevated standard mortality ratios (SMR) for stroke were noted for selected departments and for workers with longer duration of employment. Increased death rates also were found for accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and suicides. The females had consistently lower SMRs than the males for deaths due to cardiovascular system and coronary heart diseases. The SMRs for selected deaths due to all external causes, accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and suicides were elevated in certain departments.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0186; Mortality-rates; Industrial-factory-workers; Sex-factors; Risk-factors; Textiles; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Cardiovascular-disease
Final Contract Report
Department of Industrial Environment Health Sciences Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, NIOSH
Department of Industrial Environment Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
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