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INTRODUCTION Data that estimate the prevalence of and risk factors for worker obesity by occupation are generally unavailable and could inform the prioritization of workplace wellness programs. The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of obesity by occupation, examine the association of occupational physical activity and a range of health(More)
BACKGROUND Hand symptom diagrams (HSDs) for rating the distribution of paraesthesias are proposed for use in epidemiological studies of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). AIM To assess the validity of HSDs in a working population of manufacturing and service workers participating in a prospective study of musculoskeletal disorders. METHODS Assessment of each(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this prospective study is to investigate the exposure-response relationships between various workplace physical exposures of force, repetition, and their combination assessed at an individual level with lateral epicondylitis (LE). BACKGROUND Workplace upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (UEMSDs) are prevalent, disabling,(More)
OBJECTIVES We aim to estimate the prevalence of influenza-like illness (ILI) by occupation and to identify occupations associated with increased ILI prevalence. METHODS Between September 2009 and August 2010, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) included questions on ILI symptoms on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Washington State(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of asthma in workers by occupation in Washington State. METHODS Data from the 2006-2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and the BRFSS Asthma Call-Back Survey (ACBS) in Washington State (WA) were analyzed. Using state-added and coded Industry and Occupation questions, we calculated prevalence ratios(More)
BACKGROUND Birth weight (BW) and family history (FH) of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have been shown to have an independent association with development of subsequent ESRD. This study was undertaken to determine the effects of BW (low BW suggesting a congenital reduction in functional nephron number) on the observed familial aggregation of ESRD. METHODS(More)
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