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dc.contributor.authorWakuma, Samsonen_US
dc.contributor.authorBråtveit, Magneen_US
dc.contributor.authorDeressa, Wakgarien_US
dc.contributor.authorKumie, Aberaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoen, Bente Elisabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-05T10:59:14Z
dc.date.available2020-08-05T10:59:14Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.PublishedWakuma S, Bråtveit M, Deressa W, Kumie A, Moen BE. Respiratory health among hand pickers in primary coffee processing factories of Ethiopia. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2019;61(7):565-571eng
dc.identifier.issn1536-5948
dc.identifier.issn1076-2752
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1956/23452
dc.description.abstractObjective: The aim of this study was to assess chronic respiratory symptoms and lung function among female hand pickers. Methods: A total of 374 hand pickers exposed to coffee dust and 175 female controls from water bottling factories were included. The symptoms were assessed using a standardized questionnaire. Personal total dust exposure and lung function tests were performed. Results: Hand pickers experienced a higher dust exposure, displayed a higher prevalence ratio for cough [prevalence ratio (PR) = 3.0, 95% confidence interval (95% CI): 1.4 to 6.2] and work-related shortness of breath (PR = 2.5, 95% CI: 1.1 to 5.6), and had a lower FEF25–75 than controls. Hand pickers without tables had a significantly higher prevalence ratio of cough with sputum (PR = 3.9, 95% CI: 1.6 to 9.5) and lower forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 second, and mean forced expiratory flow between 25% and 75% of the FVC than hand pickers with tables. Conclusion: Hand pickers show a range of adverse symptoms and lung function impairments that warrant efforts to improve working conditions.en_US
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherWolters Kluwereng
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-NDeng
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/eng
dc.titleRespiratory health among hand pickers in primary coffee processing factories of Ethiopiaen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.updated2020-01-17T11:54:55Z
dc.description.versionpublishedVersionen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2019 The Author(s)
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1097/jom.0000000000001613
dc.identifier.cristin1770227
dc.source.journalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine


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