Respiratory disease mortality among US coal miners; results after 37 years of follow-up.

  title={Respiratory disease mortality among US coal miners; results after 37 years of follow-up.},
  author={Judith M Graber and Leslie Thomas Stayner and Robert A Cohen and Lorraine M Conroy and Michael D. Attfield},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={71 1},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate respiratory related mortality among underground coal miners after 37 years of follow-up. METHODS Underlying cause of death for 9033 underground coal miners from 31 US mines enrolled between 1969 and 1971 was evaluated with life table analysis. Cox proportional hazards models were fitted to evaluate the exposure-response relationships between cumulative exposure to coal mine dust and respirable silica and mortality from pneumoconiosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary… CONTINUE READING
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