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SWORD '99: surveillance of work-related and occupational respiratory disease in the UK.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11385125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Systematic reports from chest and occupational physicians under the SWORD and OPRA (Occupational Physicians Reporting Activity) surveillance schemes continue to provide a picture of the incidence of occupational respiratory disease in the UK. An estimated total of 4393 incident cases (comprising 4530 diagnoses) were reported during the 1999 calendar year, an increase of 1427 cases over the previous year. Benign pleural disease was the single most frequently reported condition (28% of all diagnoses reported). Occupational asthma cases (1168; 26%) remained high, as did mesothelioma (1032; 23%). Analysis of trends over the past 8 years shows an increase in mesothelioma cases, but little change in asthma. The annual incidence per 100,000 employed people, 1996-1999, for mesothelioma, lung cancer and pneumoconiosis was high amongst construction workers (28.7), miners and quarrymen (26.5), woodworkers (18.9) and gas, coal and chemical workers (15.2). Trends in mesothelioma incidence by birth cohort continue to show an increase in construction workers and a continuing decline in shipyard and insulation workers. The relative proportion of pneumoconiosis cases attributed to coal mining has fallen steadily in workers born since approximately 1920 and most cases are now in men who have been employed in quarrying and rock drilling.
Authors:
J D Meyer; D L Holt; Y Chen; N M Cherry; J C McDonald
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Occupational medicine (Oxford, England)     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0962-7480     ISO Abbreviation:  Occup Med (Lond)     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-07     Completed Date:  2001-06-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205857     Medline TA:  Occup Med (Lond)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  204-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Asthma / epidemiology*
Data Collection
Female
Great Britain / epidemiology
Humans
Incidence
Lung Neoplasms / epidemiology*
Male
Mesothelioma / epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / epidemiology*
Pneumoconiosis / epidemiology*
Respiration Disorders / epidemiology*
Statistical Distributions

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