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Death Rates among Italian Railroad Employees. Terminal Progress Report.


PB89121222

Publication Date 1977
Personal Author Menotti, A.
Page Count 36
Abstract A 10 year followup mortality study was conducted of 172,459 men working on the Italian Railroad system. All causes of death were evaluated, with specific attention given to myocardial infarction and sudden death as related to physical activity at work. During the 10 year period a total of 9,759 deaths occurred. Cardiovascular diseases accounted for about 37 percent of the total mortality and were the major single cause of death. Findings did not differ from that expected for the overall Italian male population of the same age for this time period. A significant excess of mortality was noted among sedentary versus moderate workers and in heavy versus moderate workers when considering the middle aged group of workers. The author concludes that strenuous physical activity connected with work seems to be a protective factor against early mortality from cardiovascular heart disease. Men, after retirement, maintain approximately the same amount of physical activity in their lives as they had done when they were working. Only a moderate activity level at work does not appear to be sufficient to afford protection from early cardiovascular heart disease.
Keywords
  • Italy
  • Mortality
  • Exercise(Physiology)
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Railroad industry
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Public Health Serviceup n
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 85I - Railroad Transportation
Corporate Authors Saint Camillo Hospital, Rome (Italy). Centre for Cardiovascular Diseases.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Rept. for 1 Nov 71-31 Oct 76,
NTIS Issue Number 198904
Death Rates among Italian Railroad Employees. Terminal Progress Report.
Death Rates among Italian Railroad Employees. Terminal Progress Report.
PB89121222

  • Italy
  • Mortality
  • Exercise(Physiology)
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Railroad industry
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Public Health Serviceup n
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 85I - Railroad Transportation
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