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Document ID (ISN)106391
CIS number 07-392
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Radon K., et al.
Title Adolescents' jobs and the course of dermatitis symptoms throughout puberty
Bibliographic information Apr. 2006, Vol.32, No.2, p.132-137. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract This study evaluated the course of dermatitis symptoms throughout puberty taking into account occupational exposures. Participants enrolled in an international study of asthma and allergies in childhood in Munich and Dresden in 1995 and 1996 were sent a postal questionnaire in 2002 (age at follow-up 16-18 years). The questionnaire included items on atopy, work history, vocational training and potential confounders. Overall, data for 3785 adolescents were included in the analyses. The incidence of dermatitis symptoms during puberty among those without such symptoms at baseline was 7%. Altogether 31% of the participants reported an employment history. Those already employed were more likely to report a new onset of dermatitis symptoms. Jobs associated with a new onset of symptoms were work in the health care sector, vocational training in bakeries, and cleaning. The first nine months of exposure were particularly relevant for new cases of dermatitis symptoms (odds ratio 3.7).
Descriptors (primary) occupation disease relation; young persons; dermatitis; skin diseases
Descriptors (secondary) bakery products industry; subjective assessment; Germany; cleaning; frequency rates; cross-sectional study; health care personnel; apprentices; individual susceptibility; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; Spain
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases