Prevalence of asthma by industry in the US population: a study of 2001 NHIS data.

  title={Prevalence of asthma by industry in the US population: a study of 2001 NHIS data.},
  author={Ki Moon Bang and Eva Hnizdo and Brent C. Doney},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={47 6},
BACKGROUND The estimated number of US workers potentially exposed to asthmagens ranges from 8 to 20 million. This study was undertaken to estimate the US prevalence of asthma in adults by industry of employment and to identify industries with elevated risk of asthma. METHODS Prevalence analysis was performed on 20,991 adults, 18 years of age and older who participated in the 2001 National Health Interview survey. We used SUDAAN software to estimate the prevalence of self-reported physician… CONTINUE READING

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