Characterization of Mental Illness Among US Coal Miners
Describe the prevalence of and risk factors for mental illness among 2,808 active and former coal miners from central Appalachia who received clinical care at Stone Mountain Health Services Black Lung Clinic between 2018-2020. Features statistics with breakdowns by degree of depression, pulmonary risk factors, and length of time spent working as a miner.
Drew Harris, Timothy McMurry, Amanda Caughron, et al.
JAMA Network Open, 4(5)
Appalachia · Chronic respiratory conditions · Health screening · Occupational health and safety · Statistics and data · Suicide and suicide prevention · Virginia · West Virginia