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The incidence of respiratory symptoms in female Swedish hairdressers

Brisman, J; Albin, Maria LU ; Rylander, Lars LU ; Mikoczy, Zoli LU ; Lillienberg, L; Hoglund, AD; Toren, K; Meding, B; Diab, Kerstin LU and Nielsen, Jörn LU (2003) In American Journal of Industrial Medicine 44(6). p.673-678
Abstract
Background Airway diseases in hairdressers are a concern. The objective of this investigation is to evaluate the risk for three respiratory symptoms, wheeze, dry cough, and nasal blockage, in hairdressers. Methods A questionnaire on respiratory symptoms, atopy, smoking, and work history was answered by 3,957 female hairdressers and 4,905 women from the general population as referents. Incidence rates (IR) and incidence rate ratios (IRRs)for the three symptoms were estimated. Results The IRs of all three studied symptoms were higher in the hairdressers compared with the referents. Smoking modified the effects of cohort affiliationfor all threesymptoms; the combined effect from hairdressing work and smoking was less than expected. In... (More)
Background Airway diseases in hairdressers are a concern. The objective of this investigation is to evaluate the risk for three respiratory symptoms, wheeze, dry cough, and nasal blockage, in hairdressers. Methods A questionnaire on respiratory symptoms, atopy, smoking, and work history was answered by 3,957 female hairdressers and 4,905 women from the general population as referents. Incidence rates (IR) and incidence rate ratios (IRRs)for the three symptoms were estimated. Results The IRs of all three studied symptoms were higher in the hairdressers compared with the referents. Smoking modified the effects of cohort affiliationfor all threesymptoms; the combined effect from hairdressing work and smoking was less than expected. In addition, the effect of cohort affiliation for wheeze was also modified by atopy, and the effect of cohort affiliation for nasal blockage was also modified by calendar year. Conclusions Hairdressing work was associated with increased incidences of respiratory symptoms. Smoking had a negative modifying effect. (Less)
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epidemiology, hairdressers, rhinitis, cohort studies, incidence
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  abstract     = {Background Airway diseases in hairdressers are a concern. The objective of this investigation is to evaluate the risk for three respiratory symptoms, wheeze, dry cough, and nasal blockage, in hairdressers. Methods A questionnaire on respiratory symptoms, atopy, smoking, and work history was answered by 3,957 female hairdressers and 4,905 women from the general population as referents. Incidence rates (IR) and incidence rate ratios (IRRs)for the three symptoms were estimated. Results The IRs of all three studied symptoms were higher in the hairdressers compared with the referents. Smoking modified the effects of cohort affiliationfor all threesymptoms; the combined effect from hairdressing work and smoking was less than expected. In addition, the effect of cohort affiliation for wheeze was also modified by atopy, and the effect of cohort affiliation for nasal blockage was also modified by calendar year. Conclusions Hairdressing work was associated with increased incidences of respiratory symptoms. Smoking had a negative modifying effect.},
  author       = {Brisman, J and Albin, Maria and Rylander, Lars and Mikoczy, Zoli and Lillienberg, L and Hoglund, AD and Toren, K and Meding, B and Diab, Kerstin and Nielsen, Jörn},
  issn         = {0271-3586},
  keyword      = {epidemiology,hairdressers,rhinitis,cohort studies,incidence},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {673--678},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {American Journal of Industrial Medicine},
  title        = {The incidence of respiratory symptoms in female Swedish hairdressers},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {2003},
}