ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)102037
CIS number 03-1175
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Diepgen T.L.
Title Occupational skin-disease data in Europe
Bibliographic information June 2003, Vol.76, No.5, p.331-338. Illus. 51 ref.
Abstract The existence of different occupational health systems and legislations in the countries of Europe makes it difficult to obtain a detailed picture of occupational skin diseases for the whole continent. Reporting bias and selection bias have a considerable impact on the perceived prevalence and incidence, while reliable data are hard to extract from official registries. In this article, data from one region in Germany are taken as an example. Comparison with data from other sources yields an estimate of 0.7 to 1.5 cases per 1,000 per year as a gross average, while the problem in specific occupational groups is more pronounced. However, reliable data on social and economic impact are very scarce.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; skin diseases; epidemiology; Europe
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; occupation disease relation; economic aspects; notification of occupational diseases; safety and health documentation; social aspects; frequency rates; severity rates; registers of occupational diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology
Skin diseases