Risk Identification and Prediction of Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis in Kailuan Colliery Group in China: A Historical Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Shen2013RiskIA,
  title={Risk Identification and Prediction of Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis in Kailuan Colliery Group in China: A Historical Cohort Study},
  author={Fuhai Shen and Juxiang Yuan and Zhiqian Sun and Zhengbing Hua and Tianbang Qin and Sanqiao Yao and Xue-yun Fan and Weihong Chen and Hongbo Liu and Jie Chen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Prior to 1970, coal mining technology and prevention measures in China were poor. Mechanized coal mining equipment and advanced protection measures were continuously installed in the mines after 1970. All these improvements may have resulted in a change in the incidence of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP). Therefore, it is important to identify the characteristics of CWP today and trends for the incidence of CWP in the future. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A total of 17,023 coal… CONTINUE READING

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