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Document ID (ISN)105939
CIS number 06-1351
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rossignol M., Leclerc A., Allaert F.A., Rozenberg S., Valat J.P., Avouac B., Coste P., Litvak E., Hilliquin P.
Title Primary osteoarthritis of hip, knee, and hand in relation to occupational exposure
Bibliographic information Nov. 2005, Vol.62, No.11, p.772-777. 27 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) France; osteoarthritis; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; France
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Domestic workers