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Original Article Factor Analysis on the Variables Related to Workers Occupationally Exposed to Mixtures of Organic Solvents.
Young Hee Cheon, Ho Gun Chung, Young Hahn Moon
Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 1985;18(1):149-156
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1The Institute for Pneumoconiosis, Korea Labour Welfare Corporation, Korea.
2The Institute for Occupational Health, Yonsei University, Korea.

By using Factor analysis on the variables relating to the subjective symptoms of total 56 workers, who have exposed to mixture of organic solvents at the musical instrument manufacturing plant, as experimental group, and 70 workers, who worked in noisy working environment as control group, the study was performed. It was confirmed that the variables found in hematological figures, age specification, occupational history and physical examination have a influential factor on the subjective symptoms of both groups. It was explicated that the ratio of these to total Eigen Values showed 31.1 percent in experimental group and the control group revealed 37.7 percent.

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