Work-related lung disease surveillance report, 1999
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    Work related lung disease surveillance report
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    "This report is the fifth in a series of occupational respiratory disease surveillance reports produced by NIOSH. It presents summary tables and figures of occupational respiratory disease surveillance data focusing on various occupationally-relevant respiratory diseases, including pneumoconioses, occupational asthma and other airway diseases, and several other respiratory conditions. For many of these diseases, selected data on related exposures are also presented. This report has three major sections. The first section provides data highlights and data usage limitations. The second section, comprised of 13 subsections, contains data concerning a major disease category and (where available) related occupational exposures data. The third section contains the appendices that provide descriptions of data sources, methods, and other supplementary information. Like the previous reports, this one includes data on malignant neoplasm of the pleura, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, respiratory conditions due to chemical fumes and vapors, and other work-related respiratory conditions, in addition to the pneumoconioses. This report updates pneumoconiosis mortality data published in the previous reports. Pneumoconiosis conditions highlighted include asbestosis, coal workers' pneumoconiosis, silicosis, byssinosis, and pneumoconioses classified as either "unspecified" or "other," and all pneumoconioses aggregated. For many of the conditions reported on, this report presents national and state summary statistics such as counts, crude and age-adjusted mortality rates, and years of potential life lost to age 65 and to life expectancy. Proportionate mortality ratios by industry and occupation are based on the most recent decade of data from a subset of states (see state list, Appendix E) for which usual industry and occupation have been coded for decedents. Also presented are U.S. state-level maps showing the geographic distribution of mortality and, for the pneumoconioses, tables and figures summarizing selected occupational exposure data for asbestos, coal and coal mine dust, silica dust, cotton dust, etc.(see agent categories, Appendix F)." - NIOSHTIC-2
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