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Document ID (ISN)102405
CIS number 03-1182
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nurminen M., Karjalainen A.
Title Epidemiologic estimate of the proportion of fatalities related to occupational factors in Finland
Bibliographic information June 2001, Vol.27, No.3, p.161-213. Illus. 340 ref.
Abstract This study attempts to estimate the proportion of annual deaths related to occupational factors in Finland. Statistics on causes of death, numbers of subjects exposed, and risk ratios obtained from the epidemiological literature were used. Sex-, age- and disease-specific numbers of deaths were provided by Statistics Finland for 1996. The fraction of work-related mortality was estimated to be 7% (10% for men and 2% for women). For the main cause-of-death categories, the attributable fractions were 12% for circulatory system diseases, 8% for malignant neoplasms, 4% for respiratory system diseases, 4% for mental disorders, 3% for nervous system diseases, and 3% for accidents and violence.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; Finland; fatalities; risk factors; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) circulatory disorders; diseases of nervous system; mental disorders; respiratory diseases; neoplasms; causes of accidents; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; violence; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Violence and terrorism