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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Epidemiology of chronic respiratory disease : a literature review : prepared for Office of Research and Development, Environmental protection Agency /|
|Author||Higgins, I. T. T.|
|CORP Author||Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Epidemiology.;National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Human Studies Lab.|
|Publisher||Human Studies Laboratory, National Environmental Research Center,|
|Report Number||EPA/650-1-74-007; PH-86-68-142|
|Stock Number||PB-237 375|
|Additional Subjects||Epidemiology ; Respiratory diseases ; Reviews ; Asthma ; Bronchitis ; Emphysema ; Etiology ; Diagnosis ; Dust ; Industrial atmospheres ; Demography ; Chronic diseases ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Cigarette smoking|
|Collation||ix, 129 pages ; 26 cm.|
The review focuses on three disorders--asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Particular emphasis is directed toward the latter two maladies. Chronic lung diseases either cause or contribute to an increasing number of deaths throughout the world. Practical measures for identifying persons who have chronic respiratory disease, particularly through the use of standardized questionnaires, are described. The review cites studies from several countries that explore the distribution and the etiology of chronic respiratory disease, including the effects of air pollution. Most studies have confirmed the initial observation that the most important factor in the natural history of chronic respiratory disease is smoking, particularly cigarette smoking. Occupational exposure is also important, with workers in dusty occupations evidencing an excess of chronic respiratory disease.
Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/650-1-74-007." "August 1974."
Distribution of chronic respiratory disease -- Methodology for epidemiological studies of chronic respiratory disease.