Lawrence L. Kupper

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Particulate exposures were assessed among construction workers engaged in hot processes in four jobs (boilermakers, ironworkers, pipefitters and welder-fitters) at nine sites in the U.S. After being trained by occupational hygienists, the workers obtained shift-long personal samples at each site for total particulates (TP). Selected samples were also(More)
CONTEXT Clinicians who care for new mothers and infants need information concerning postpartum physical abuse of women as a foundation on which to develop appropriate clinical screening and intervention procedures. However, no previous population-based studies have been conducted of postpartum physical abuse. OBJECTIVES To examine patterns of physical(More)
A strategy is presented for comparing exposures to an occupational exposure limit (OEL) and for suggesting appropriate interventions when exposures are unacceptable. The major departure from previous approaches is the explicit recognition that exposures vary both within and between workers in a given occupational group. The primary goal is to determine(More)
Workers on an ethanol unit which used sulfuric acid in strong concentrations at a large refinery and chemical plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana were reported, in 1979, at excess risk for upper respiratory cancer. The carcinogen implicated by indirect evidence was diethyl sulfate. However, with the continued use of sulfuric acid in the same plant, and with(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of patterns of intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization from adolescence to young adulthood, and document associations with selected sociodemographic and experiential factors. METHODS We used prospective data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to group 4134 respondents reporting only(More)
OBJECTIVES This report examines (1) the prevalence of psychological and minor physical violence victimization in a nationally representative sample of adolescents and (2) associations between sociodemographic factors and victimization. METHODS Analyses are based on 7500 adolescents who reported exclusively heterosexual romantic relationships in the(More)
CONTEXT Wife abuse has been associated with a variety of health concerns. Associations between abuse and reproductive health in India are not well known. OBJECTIVE To examine relationships between men's reports of wife abuse and reproductive health issues in northern India. DESIGN Structured face-to-face interviews were conducted as part of the male(More)
North Carolina women were surveyed to examine whether women's disability status was associated with their risk of being assaulted within the past year. Women's violence experiences were classified into three groups: no violence, physical assault only (without sexual assault), and sexual assault (with or without physical assault). Multivariable analysis(More)
Basically, two strategies can be considered for the analysis of hazardous pollutants in the work environment: group-based and individual-based strategies. This paper provides existing and recently derived equations for both strategies describing the influence of several factors on attenuation and on the standard error of an estimated linear regression(More)