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Silicosis: Number of cases by ascertainment source—Michigan and New Jersey, 1993–2011

SourceMichiganNew JerseyTotal
NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
Healthcare professional report1 130    19.5    4     1.7 134    14.8
Hospital data2 488    73.3 222    93.7 710    78.6
Death certificate data   11     1.7    5     2.1   16     1.8
Workers' compensation   37     5.6    2     0.8   39     4.3
Other3    –      –    4     1.7    4     0.4
TOTAL 666 100.0 237 100.0 903 100.0

– indicates no cases reported.
1 Healthcare professional report includes a physician report to a health department and/or a report from other health care provider or clinic.
2 Hospital data includes hospital discharge data and/or emergency department visit data.
3 Cases have been identified through other reporting sources (e.g., a NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation).

Note:

Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

Hospital data may include ascertainment through reporting by hospital of inpatient hospitalization and ascertainment by hospital record review.

See Appendix for more information.

Source:

Sentinel surveillance data as of January 2015, reported by K Rosenman, MJ Reilly, and M Yoder (Michigan); M Lumia and K Worthington (New Jersey).

Reference Number: 2015-843

Date Posted: July 2015

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