Study type: Epidemiological study

Occupational exposures and parkinsonism among Shanghai women textile workers. epidem.

Published in: Am J Ind Med 2018; 61 (11): 886-892

Aim of study (acc. to author)

The association between Parkinson's disease and occupational exposure to magnetic fields and other risk factors (e.g., endotoxin, solvents and night shift work) was investigated in a cohort of female textile workers in Shanghai, China.

Endpoint/type of risk estimation

Type of risk estimation:

Exposure

Assessment

Exposure groups

Group Description
Reference group 1 < 37.04 µT-years
Group 2 37.04 - 108.27 µT-years
Group 3 > 108.27 µT-years

Population

Study size

Type Value
Total 2,400
Participants 823
Other:

537 of 1100 selected women of the exposed group and 286 of 1300 women of the unexposed group took part in the study

Statistical analysis method: ( adjustment: )

Conclusion (acc. to author)

No statistically significant association between Parkinson's disease and occupational exposure to magnetic fields (group 2: prevalence rate 0.53, CI 0.23-1.22; group 3: prevalence rate 1.44, CI 0.61-3.42) was observed among female textile workers.

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