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Document ID (ISN)107542
CIS number 08-121
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kines P., Hannerz H., Mikkelsen K.L., Tüchsen F.
Title Industrial sectors with high risk of women's hospital-treated injuries
Bibliographic information Jan. 2007, Vol.50, No.1, p.13-21. Illus. 46 ref.
Abstract Women's occupational injury rates are converging with those of men. In this study, the associations between working womens' hospital treated injury rates, industrial sector and injured body area were analyzed to provide better-focused injury prevention of women's hazardous jobs. Women's standardized hospital treatment ratios (SHR) and the excess fraction for five body regions (head/neck, thorax, back, upper and lower extremities) were calculated for 58 industrial sectors in Denmark for 1999-2003. Five industrial sectors had significantly high SHRs for all body regions. These were: cleaning, laundries and dry cleaning; transport of passengers; hotels and restaurants; hospitals; transport of goods.
Descriptors (primary) Denmark; injuries; women; risk factors; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) restaurants; dry cleaning; cleaning; lumbar column; thorax; lower extremities; neck disorders; transport industry; hotel industry; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; frequency rates; upper extremities
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Generalities
Statistics
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Domestic workers
Health care services