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BOHRF Original Authors' Main Conclusions

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A review of the published literature regarding the magnitude of the population attributable risk (PAR) for the occupational contribution of asthma has been conducted for this statement. All articles published before January 2000 that included PAR% or presented data from which PAR% could be calculated were included in the review. 21 articles were identified in which PAR% due to occupational factors was either reported or data presented from which it could be calculated. The reported of calculated PAR% range from 4% to 58%, with a median value of 15%.

BOHRF Associated Evidence Statements

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*** 2++ Occupational factors are estimated to account for 9-15% of cases of asthma in adults of working age, including new onset or recurrent disease.

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