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Occupation, education, and Parkinson's disease: a case-control study in an Italian population.
Mov Disord. 1996 Mar; 11(2):201-6.MD

Abstract

Current epidemiologic data on the association between occupational exposures and Parkinson's disease (PD) are inconsistent. In a case-control study, we investigated the associations between occupation and PD and between education and PD. The cases (n = 62) were those identified in a prevalence survey (door-to-door, two-phase) of three Sicilian municipalities, as a November 1, 1987. We then randomly selected from the general population two controls for each case, matched for age (+/- year), sex, and municipality (n = 124). Information on current and past occupations and education for cases and controls was obtained during the survey. Subjects who worked for most of their lives as farmers were not at increased risk of PD (OR = 0.6; 95% CI = 0.3-1.3). Neither were subjects who worked for most of their lives in other occupations (e.g., housewives, fishermen, factory workers, salesmen, craftsmen, clerks). PD was not associated with low education. Our findings suggest that farming, as a broad occupational category, does not play a major role in the causation of PD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8684392

Citation

Rocca, W A., et al. "Occupation, Education, and Parkinson's Disease: a Case-control Study in an Italian Population." Movement Disorders : Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society, vol. 11, no. 2, 1996, pp. 201-6.
Rocca WA, Anderson DW, Meneghini F, et al. Occupation, education, and Parkinson's disease: a case-control study in an Italian population. Mov Disord. 1996;11(2):201-6.
Rocca, W. A., Anderson, D. W., Meneghini, F., Grigoletto, F., Morgante, L., Reggio, A., Savettieri, G., & Di Perri, R. (1996). Occupation, education, and Parkinson's disease: a case-control study in an Italian population. Movement Disorders : Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society, 11(2), 201-6.
Rocca WA, et al. Occupation, Education, and Parkinson's Disease: a Case-control Study in an Italian Population. Mov Disord. 1996;11(2):201-6. PubMed PMID: 8684392.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Occupation, education, and Parkinson's disease: a case-control study in an Italian population. AU - Rocca,W A, AU - Anderson,D W, AU - Meneghini,F, AU - Grigoletto,F, AU - Morgante,L, AU - Reggio,A, AU - Savettieri,G, AU - Di Perri,R, PY - 1996/3/1/pubmed PY - 1996/3/1/medline PY - 1996/3/1/entrez SP - 201 EP - 6 JF - Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society JO - Mov Disord VL - 11 IS - 2 N2 - Current epidemiologic data on the association between occupational exposures and Parkinson's disease (PD) are inconsistent. In a case-control study, we investigated the associations between occupation and PD and between education and PD. The cases (n = 62) were those identified in a prevalence survey (door-to-door, two-phase) of three Sicilian municipalities, as a November 1, 1987. We then randomly selected from the general population two controls for each case, matched for age (+/- year), sex, and municipality (n = 124). Information on current and past occupations and education for cases and controls was obtained during the survey. Subjects who worked for most of their lives as farmers were not at increased risk of PD (OR = 0.6; 95% CI = 0.3-1.3). Neither were subjects who worked for most of their lives in other occupations (e.g., housewives, fishermen, factory workers, salesmen, craftsmen, clerks). PD was not associated with low education. Our findings suggest that farming, as a broad occupational category, does not play a major role in the causation of PD. SN - 0885-3185 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8684392/Occupation_education_and_Parkinson's_disease:_a_case_control_study_in_an_Italian_population_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/mds.870110214 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -