|Document ID (ISN)||109740|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Luckhaupt S.E., Calvert G.M.
||Deaths due to bloodborne infections and their sequelae among health care workers
||Nov. 2008, Vol.51, No.11, p.812-824. 41 ref.
||09-0713.pdf [in English]
||Using data from the National Occupational Mortality Surveillance (NOMS) system in the United States, a matched case-control design was employed to examine the relationship between health-care employment and death from HIV, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), liver cancer and cirrhosis from 1984 to 2004. Employment in the health-care industry was associated with increased risk of death from HIV (odds ratio OR 2.27), HBV (OR 1.98) and cirrhosis (OR 1.09) among males, and death from HCV among both males (OR 1.46) and females (OR 1.22). Nursing was the occupation with the highest risk among males for HIV and HBV, but female nurses were at decreased risk of dying from HIV (OR 0.69).
||blood; infectious hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; cirrhosis; frequency rates; health care personnel; risk factors; fatalities; liver cancer
||USA; sequelae; safety and health documentation; case-control study; sex-linked differences; hazard evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)