Workers in the coal mining sector are at increased risk
of respiratory diseases, including coal workers'
pneumoconiosis (CWP). We investigated the prevalence of
CWP and its association with sociodemographic factors
among Medicare beneficiaries. We found evidence of
significant spatial clustering of CWP in the states and
Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
Ahmed Arif, Rajib Paul, Eric Delmelle, Claudio Owusu, Oluwaseun Adeyemi