Category: Respiratory Function

Respiratory Function

Prevalence of Chronic Bronchitis and Respiratory Function in a Group of Dairy Farmers in the French Doubs Province: Material and Methods

Questionnaire Questionnaires were sent by mail and later collected at the time of preventive medicine examinations and immediately reviewed and completed, if necessary, by the same specialist in respiratory diseases who reviewed all answers by a series of questions lasting about 10 minutes. The questionnaire included information concerning personal and…

Respiratory Function

Prevalence of Chronic Bronchitis and Respiratory Function in a Group of Dairy Farmers in the French Doubs Province

Prevalence of Chronic Bronchitis and Respiratory Function in a Group of Dairy Farmers in the French Doubs Province

The prevalence and etiologic factors involved in chronic bronchitis in an agricultural context require definition. Until now, studies have essentially concerned silo and cereal workers and have revealed an increased prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in comparison with control groups, related to grain dust exposure. There also appears…