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Association of Exposure to Chemicals with Dyspnea among Employed Workers: Analysis of the 3rd Korean Working Conditions Survey
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Association of Exposure to Chemicals with Dyspnea among Employed Workers: Analysis of the 3rd Korean Working Conditions Survey
Park, Moon-Young; Hwang, Sung-Ho; Hong, Kimyong; Oh, Se-Eun; Lee, Kyoung-Mu;
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether chemical exposure among workers has relevance to dyspnea using data from the Korea Working Conditions Survey. Methods: The research subjects were 29,711 wage workers. Chemical exposures consist of four factors, (1) breathing in vapors, fumes, dust and dirt, (2) breathing in organic solvent vapors, (3) handling or touching chemicals, and (4) secondhand smoke. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed to examine the association between chemical exposure and dyspnea in the last 12months using proc surveylogistic in SAS 9.3 statistical software excluding people who had received a diagnosis of hypertension or obesity that can affect the respiratory distress symptoms(n
chemical exposure;dyspnea;Korea Working Conditions Survey;healthy worker survivor effect;
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