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Research Article

Risk Identification and Prediction of Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis in Kailuan Colliery Group in China: A Historical Cohort Study

  • Fuhai Shen,

    Affiliations: School of Public Health, China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, P.R. China, School of Public Health, Hebei United University, Tangshan, Hebei, P.R. China

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  • Juxiang Yuan,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Hebei United University, Tangshan, Hebei, P.R. China

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  • Zhiqian Sun,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Hebei United University, Tangshan, Hebei, P.R. China

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  • Zhengbing Hua,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Hebei United University, Tangshan, Hebei, P.R. China

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  • Tianbang Qin,

    Affiliation: Occupational Disease Prevention and Treatment Hospital of Kailuan Colliery Group, Tangshan, Hebei, P.R. China

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  • Sanqiao Yao,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Hebei United University, Tangshan, Hebei, P.R. China

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  • Xueyun Fan,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Hebei United University, Tangshan, Hebei, P.R. China

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  • Weihong Chen,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China

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  • Hongbo Liu,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, P.R. China

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  • Jie Chen mail

    chenjie@mail.cmu.edu.cn

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, P.R. China

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  • Published: December 23, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082181

About the Authors

Fuhai Shen, Hongbo Liu, Jie Chen
School of Public Health, China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, P.R. China
Fuhai Shen, Juxiang Yuan, Zhiqian Sun, Zhengbing Hua, Sanqiao Yao, Xueyun Fan
School of Public Health, Hebei United University, Tangshan, Hebei, P.R. China
Tianbang Qin
Occupational Disease Prevention and Treatment Hospital of Kailuan Colliery Group, Tangshan, Hebei, P.R. China
Weihong Chen
School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China

Corresponding Author

Email: chenjie@mail.cmu.edu.cn

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FS HL JC. Performed the experiments: FS JY ZS ZH TQ XF. Analyzed the data: FS JY ZS ZH SY WC HL JC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FS ZS ZH HL JC. Wrote the paper: FS HL JC.