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BOHRF Original Authors' Main Conclusions

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43 attributable risk estimates were obtained from 19 different countries. The median value for the attributable risk of occupational asthma was 9% and 15% when using studies of highest quality. Occupational factors are associated with about 1 in 10 cases of adult asthma, including new onset disease and reactivation of pre-existing asthma. The estimated incidence of occupational asthma varied widely among countries from a low of 1.2 to a high of 17.4 per 100,000 person-years. The highest rate was observed in Finland. The median incidence of occupational asthma is 4.7 cases per 100,000 person-years. Assuming an incidence for all asthma among adults of working age of 100 per 100,000 person-years, the estimated median attributable risk is 5%.

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