Estimating the Prevalence and Spatial Clusters of Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis Cases Using Medicare Claims Data, 2011‐2014
RUHRC Authors: Arif, A
Publication Date: 03/09/2020
Full Publication: Estimating the Prevalence and Spatial Clusters of Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis Cases Using Medicare Claims Data, 2011‐2014
Workers employed in the coal mining sector are at increased risk of respiratory diseases, including coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP). We investigated the prevalence of CWP and its association with sociodemographic factors among Medicare beneficiaries. We found evidence of significant spatial clustering of CWP among Medicare beneficiaries living in the seven states analyzed (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia).
Arif AA, Paul R, Delmelle E, Owusu C, Adeyemi O. Estimating the prevalence and spatial clusters of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis cases using medicare claims data, 2011‐2014. Am J Ind Med. 2020;1–6. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.23104