A cohort study of Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders in Danish welders.

@article{Fryzek2005ACS,
  title={A cohort study of Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders in Danish welders.},
  author={Jon P. Fryzek and Johnni Hansen and Sarah Y Cohen and Jens Peter Ellekilde Bonde and Maria Therese Llambias and Henrik Albert Kolstad and Axel E Skytthe and Loren Lipworth and William J. Blot and Jorgen H. Olsen},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={466-72}
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate rates of hospitalizations for neurodegenerative disorders in a cohort of Danish metal manufacturing employees. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was conducted from 1977 to 2002 among 27,839 male Danish metal-manufacturing employees, with 9,817 of those employed in departments engaged in mild or stainless-steel welding and 6,163 welders. RESULTS The standardized hospitalization ratio and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for Parkinson's disease were 0.9 (CI = 0… CONTINUE READING