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Work-related asthma: Number of cases by ascertainment source and state, 2009–2012

SourceCaliforniaMassachusettsMichiganNew YorkTotal
NumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercentNumberPercent
Health care professional report1 667 26.9 45 28.3 134 38.3 297 37.8 1,143 30.3
Hospital data2 316 12.8 64 40.3 98 28.0 438 55.7 916 24.3
Workers' compensation 1,492 60.2 50 31.4 96 27.4 52 6.6 1,690 44.8
Co-worker 1 0.3 1 0.03
Poison control 16 4.6 16 0.4
Other3 3 0.1 5 1.4 8 0.2
TOTAL 2,478 100.0 159 100.0 350 100.0 787 100.0 3,774 100.0

– indicates no cases.
1 Massachusetts, Michigan, and New York solicit reports from health care professionals; New York also includes reports from the New York State Occupational Health Clinic Network; California uses an existing passive statewide, provider-based occupational injury and illness reporting system to identify cases of work-related asthma.
2 Hospital data includes hospital discharge data and/or emergency department visit data.
3 Cases have been identified through self-reports, co-workers, reports from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or other reporting sources.

Note:

Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

See Appendix for more information.

Source:

Sentinel surveillance data as of June 2017, reported by R. Harrison, J. Flattery, J. Weinberg (California); L. Davis, E. Pechter, and K. Fitzsimmons (Massachusetts); K. Rosenman, MJ. Reilly, and B. Pickelman (Michigan); and K. Gelberg and K. Cummings (New York).

Citation:

NIOSH 2017. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System (eWoRLD). 2017-925 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Respiratory Health Division, Morgantown, WV. Available at: <https://wwwn.cdc.gov/eworld/Data/925> October 22, 2017.

Reference Number: 2017-925

Date Posted: July 2017

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