|Document ID (ISN)||107544|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Hämäläinen P., Takala J., Saarela K.L.
||Global estimates of fatal work-related diseases
||Jan. 2007, Vol.50, No.1, p.28-41. Illus. 37 ref.
||08-0064.pdf [in English]
||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.
||occupational diseases; frequency rates; mortality
||Finland; ILO; infectious diseases; developing countries; fatalities; prediction formulae; cardiovascular diseases; cancer
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland; ILO|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases