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Document ID (ISN)109172
CIS number 09-94
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jensen A., Kaerlev L., Tüchsen F., Hannerz H., Dahl S., Nielsen P.S., Olsen J.
Title Locomotor diseases among male long-haul truck drivers and other professional drivers
Bibliographic information July 2008, Vol.81, No.7, p.821-827. 33 ref.
Abstract Standardized hospitalization ratios (SHR) for various locomotor diseases of bus drivers, long-haul truck drivers and other truck drivers were compared with each other and with the general Danish working population. Intervertebral disc disorders were more common among professional drivers (SHR 119) and of similar magnitude for cervical and non-cervical disorders. Both long-haul truck drivers and bus drivers had higher SHR for intervertebral disc disorders (SHR 133 and SHR 141 respectively) than other truck drivers (SHR 109). The SHR for carpal tunnel syndrome was high among long-haul drivers (SHR 163) and for other truck drivers (SHR 130) compared to bus drivers (SHR 110). All drivers had high SHR for lesions of the ulnar nerve (SHR 159), especially bus drivers (SHR 197). Furthermore, long-haul truck drivers had high SHRs for synovitis and bursitis (SHR 150), in contrast to other truck drivers and bus drivers (SHR 103 and SHR 87 respectively).
Descriptors (primary) Denmark; musculoskeletal diseases; frequency rates; buses; trucks; drivers
Descriptors (secondary) carpal-tunnel syndrome; bursitis; tenovaginitis; ulnar nerve; lumbar column; disc lesions; cervical column
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system