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Komatsu Occupational Study (cont.):

Table 4. Objective Signs Obtained from the Workers in the Study. For the constituents of each group see Page 1.

Sign
Group A1
Group A2
Group B
Group C
Signif. of Diff.
between A1 & A2
Signif. of Diff.
between A1/A2 & B
Pallor 12.8 16.7 4.7 5.2 . +
Ruddiness of the face 4.3 3.9 0.4 -- . +
Exanthema 14.9 12.8 2.2 3.5 . +
Scar of burn 11.9 2.6 0.7 0.9 . +
Keratosis 11.7 12.8 1.8 1.7 . +
Edema 2.1 1.3 0.2 -- . .
Dematographia 4.3 3.9 4.3 2.6 . .
Coated Tongue 4.3 3.9 3.4 4.4 . .
Malposition of the Permanent Teeth 6.4 7.7 2.9 1.7 . +
Dystrophy of the Nails 11.7 16.7 6.3 2.6 . +
Cardiac Arrhythmia 3.2 6.4 0.7 -- . +
Cardiac Enlargement 45.8 64.1 14.4 9.6 + +
Coldness of the extremities 10.6 14.1 4.3 6.1 . +
Tremors 3.2 6.4 0.4 2.6 . +
Sweating 8.5 3.9 10.5 1.7 . +
Hyperactive Patellar Reflex 38.3 51.3 25.8 17.4 . +
Absent Patellar Reflex 3.2 2.6 2.0 0.9 . .

Note: + indicates statistical significance at P<0.04.


From: Komatsu, F., Honda, S., Murayama, N., Hashimoto, I., and Inoue, T. (1958) The effect of prolonged exposure to carbon monoxide on human health. Med. J. Shinshu Univ., 3 (3), 165-177.



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