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Document ID (ISN)107544
CIS number 08-64
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hämäläinen P., Takala J., Saarela K.L.
Title Global estimates of fatal work-related diseases
Bibliographic information Jan. 2007, Vol.50, No.1, p.28-41. Illus. 37 ref.
Internet access 08-0064.pdf [in English]
Abstract Few countries in the world have reliable data for work-related diseases. This is particularly true in developing countries. In this study, estimates were calculated using baseline world mortality scenarios of all diseases for the year 2000, combined with the fractions attributable to work-related diseases used in Finland. On this basis, it is estimated that about two million work-related deaths take place annually. Men suffer two thirds of those deaths. The biggest groups of work-related diseases are cancers, circulatory diseases and communicable diseases. Results are provided by age, gender and main causal factors.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; frequency rates; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) Finland; ILO; infectious diseases; developing countries; fatalities; prediction formulae; cardiovascular diseases; cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland; ILO
Subject(s) Statistics
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases