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[The prevalence of arterial hypertension among coal miners].

Authors
  • Cherkesov, V V
  • Kobets, G P
  • Kopytina, R A
  • Danilik, V M
  • Fufaeva, I G
  • Kamkov, V P
  • Sizonenko, L N
  • Shtoda, L A
  • Chitaladze, N G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Likars'ka sprava / Ministerstvo okhorony zdorov'ia Ukraïny
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1994
Issue
9-12
Pages
68–71
Identifiers
PMID: 7604590
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Incidence of arterial hypertension (AH) in the miners is dependent on the length of service, growing significantly with its duration, as well as on the mining geological and mining engineering features of the mining plants, as evidences by surveys employing epidemiological and mathematical-statistical methodological approaches. The miners in the mining plants with steeply pitching coal, working under more unfavourable labour conditions, were found to experience particularly high AH rates. In all age groups of miners a high percentage of individuals with borderline AH was revealed. Testing of the coal mine occupational factors contribution to the development of AH in miners of basic occupations allow these to be considered potential risk factors.

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