Table 2

Incidence of occupational asthma and rhinitis

Reference/agent

Subjects

N

Years/duration

(yrs) of follow-up

Incidence of OA*

(× 100 person years)

Incidence of OR**

(× 100 person years)


Cullinan el al., 1999/laboratory animals [38]

342

1990–1993/2.7

3.5

7.3


Rodier et al., 2003/laboratory animals [39]

387

1993–1995/3.7

2.7

12.1


Draper et al., 2003/laboratory animals [54]

17300

1999–2000/1.0

0.2

0.3


Cullinan et al., 2001/flour [40]

1990–1993/3.3

4.1

11.8


Gautrin et al., 2002/flour [41]

1993–1997/1.4

NA***

13.1


Archambault et al., 2001/latex [53]

1993–1995/2.7

1.8

0.7


*OA: occupational asthma; **OR, occupational rhinitis ; ***NA, not available.

Moscato et al. Respiratory Research 2009 10:16   doi:10.1186/1465-9921-10-16

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