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Document ID (ISN)106533
CIS number 07-570
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chen Y., Turner S., McNamee R., Ramsay C.N., Agius R.M.
Title The reported incidence of work-related ill health in Scotland (2002-2003)
Bibliographic information June 2005, Vol.55, No.4, p.252-261. 32 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to estimate the incidence of work-related ill health in Scotland in 2002-2003 using data supplied by physicians participating in a UK wide reporting scheme. During this period, there were 4043 estimated cases of work-related ill health in Scotland. Mental ill-health was most frequently reported (41%); followed by musculoskeletal disorders (31%), skin disorders (16%), respiratory diseases (10%), hearing disorders (2%) and infection (1%). The average annual incidence rate per 100,000 employees for all work-related ill-health was 86.0. The highest rate for mental ill-health was found for employees in public administration and defence (76.7 per 100,000), and health and social work (72.3 per 100,000). The construction industry had the highest rate of musculoskeletal disorders (41.6 per 100,000), while hairdressers appeared at most risk of developing occupational contact dermatitis (86.4 per 100,000).
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; statistics; occupation disease relation; Scotland
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; infectious diseases; respiratory diseases; eczema; musculoskeletal diseases; mental health; government services; construction industry; health care personnel; hairdressing; defence services; notification of occupational diseases; frequency rates; hearing loss
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases