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Document ID (ISN)107449
CIS number 07-1310
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mehlum I.S., Kjuus H., Veiersted K.B., Wergeland E.
Title Self-reported work-related health problems from the Oslo Health Study
Bibliographic information 2006, No.56, p.371-379. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence of self-reported work-related health problems. The study was part of the Oslo Health Study in which all individuals in certain age cohorts were invited to a comprehensive health screening. All 30-, 40- and 45-year old subjects who attended the screening were asked if they had experienced any of 11 common health problems in the past month, and whether they considered these to be work-related. Of the 26,074 participants in these age cohorts, 8594 (33%) answered the questionnaire. Nearly 60% of subjects reported one or more work-related health problems. The most commonly-reported were neck and shoulder pain (38%) and low back pain (23%). Neck and shoulder pain was attributed to working conditions by 74% of subjects with this problem; followed by arm pain (72%), fatigue (51%) and low back pain (50%). Work-related fractions for eczema and asthma symptoms were 23 and 18%, respectively. There were marked gender differences, but small age differences.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; frequency rates; epidemiology; state of health
Descriptors (secondary) Norway; asthma; eczema; fatigue; upper extremity disorders; backache; case-control study; sex-linked differences; neck disorders
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology