TITLE

Asbestosis-Related Years of Potential Life Lost Before Age 65 Years -- United States, 1968-2005

AUTHOR(S)
Mazurek, J. M.; Wood, J. M.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/12/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 49, p1321
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the results of an analysis of trends in premature mortality attributed to asbestosis in the U.S. from 1968 to 2005. The analysis indicated that annual years of potential life lost before age 65 years (YPLL) attributed to asbestosis increased 64 percent. The results demonstrate that asbestosis-attributable YPLL continue to occur and that efforts to prevent, track and eliminate asbestosis need to be maintained.
ACCESSION #
35857703

 

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