Silicosis mortality in Italy: temporal trends 1990-2012 and spatial patterns 2000-2012

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The present study investigates the occurrence of silicosis in Italy and its temporal trends and spatial patterns using mortality data. The aim is to give a contribution, albeit with a conservative estimate inferred from mortality data, to epidemiological knowledge of silicosis in Italy. Trends in mortality due to silicosis from 1990 to 2012 were evaluated and a municipal cluster analysis was performed. It shows that mortality due to silicosis is declining but still not eradicated and that one of its main features is regional variability: in this respect, the cluster analysis performed allowed to identify 34 different geographic areas. The results obtained may help display a more detailed picture of silicosis epidemiology and contribute to the fight against exposure to silica, an undisputable public health commitment.
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Giada Minelli - Servizio di Statistica - Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Amerigo Zona - Dipartimento Ambiente e Salute, Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Fulvio Cavariani - Centro Regionale di Riferimento Amianto - Laboratorio di Igiene Industriale, Dipartimento di Prevenzione, ASL Viterbo

Pietro Comba - Dipartimento Ambiente e Salute, Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Roberto Pasetto - Dipartimento Ambiente e Salute, Istituto Superiore di Sanità

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Minelli, G., Zona, A., Cavariani, F., Comba, P., & Pasetto, R. (2017). Silicosis mortality in Italy: temporal trends 1990-2012 and spatial patterns 2000-2012. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 53(4), 275-282. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/535
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