Longitudinal and cross-sectional analyses of lung function in steelworkers.

  title={Longitudinal and cross-sectional analyses of lung function in steelworkers.},
  author={Mei Lin Wang and Linda Mccabe and John L. Hankinson and Mohammed Shamssain and Erdogan Gunel and N Leroy Lapp and Daniel E Banks},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={153 6 Pt 1},
We evaluated associations between dust exposure, demographic factors, and lung function by longitudinal and cross-sectional analyses in 475 steelworkers who participated in at least three spirometry tests over 5 yr between 1982 and 1991. Baseline and follow-up spirometry and changes between baseline and final follow-up assessment attributable to age, height, weight, weight gain, smoking status, pack-years, and years worked in dusty areas were examined using stepwise multiple linear regression… CONTINUE READING


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