|Document ID (ISN)||109172|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Jensen A., Kaerlev L., Tüchsen F., Hannerz H., Dahl S., Nielsen P.S., Olsen J.
||Locomotor diseases among male long-haul truck drivers and other professional drivers
||July 2008, Vol.81, No.7, p.821-827. 33 ref.
||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).
||Denmark; musculoskeletal diseases; frequency rates; buses; trucks; drivers
||carpal-tunnel syndrome; bursitis; tenovaginitis; ulnar nerve; lumbar column; disc lesions; cervical column
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system