|Document ID (ISN)||105939|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Rossignol M., Leclerc A., Allaert F.A., Rozenberg S., Valat J.P., Avouac B., Coste P., Litvak E., Hilliquin P.
||Primary osteoarthritis of hip, knee, and hand in relation to occupational exposure
||Nov. 2005, Vol.62, No.11, p.772-777. 27 ref.
||A nationwide survey on osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, or hand was conducted in France with the participation of 1394 physicians, who collected data on patients' occupational history. Severity was assessed by means of physician-administered questionnaires. The distribution of osteoarthritis patients by occupation was compared with the distribution of occupations in all workers in France to obtain prevalence rate ratios. Occupations with the greatest prevalence rate ratio were female cleaners (6.2) and clothing industry workers (5.0), male masons and other construction workers (2.9) and all agricultural workers, male and female (2.8). A twofold greater prevalence rate was observed within certain occupations between self-employed and salaried workers. Early onset of osteoarthritis was seen in heavy labour jobs with almost 40% of patients reporting their first symptoms before the age of 50.
||France; osteoarthritis; occupation disease relation
||male workers; hand injuries; bricklaying; cleaning; pelvis; knee lesions; exposure evaluation; questionnaire survey; construction industry; agriculture; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; clothing industry; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; frequency rates; physical workload
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; France|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system