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Characteristics Associated With Health Care Professional Diagnosis of Work-Related Asthma Among Individuals Who Describe Their Asthma as Being Caused or Made Worse by Workplace Exposures

Auteur     Gretchen E Knoeller
Auteur     Jacek M Mazurek
Auteur     Jeanne E Moorman
Résumé     OBJECTIVE:: To identify factors associated with health care professional-diagnosed work-related asthma (WRA) among adults who describe their asthma as being caused or made worse by workplace exposures (possible WRA). METHODS:: We calculated prevalence ratios adjusted for age and sex using data from the 2006 to 2008 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Asthma Call-Back Survey from 37 states and the District of Columbia for ever-employed adults with current asthma and possible WRA. RESULTS:: An estimated 17.6% of ever-employed adults with current asthma and possible WRA had health care professional-diagnosed WRA. Health care professional-diagnosed WRA was associated with age, income, employment status, asthma control level, asthma attack, emergency department visit, hospitalization, urgent treatment, and changing/quitting a job due to asthma. CONCLUSIONS:: Among ever-employed adults with possible WRA, health care professional-diagnosed WRA is associated with poorer asthma control and frequent unscheduled health care visits.
Publication     Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Date     Mar 24, 2012

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