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Document ID (ISN)109740
CIS number 09-713
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Luckhaupt S.E., Calvert G.M.
Title Deaths due to bloodborne infections and their sequelae among health care workers
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.51, No.11, p.812-824. 41 ref.
Abstract Using data from the National Occupational Mortality Surveillance (NOMS) system in the United States, a matched case-control design was employed to examine the relationship between health-care employment and death from HIV, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), liver cancer and cirrhosis from 1984 to 2004. Employment in the health-care industry was associated with increased risk of death from HIV (odds ratio OR 2.27), HBV (OR 1.98) and cirrhosis (OR 1.09) among males, and death from HCV among both males (OR 1.46) and females (OR 1.22). Nursing was the occupation with the highest risk among males for HIV and HBV, but female nurses were at decreased risk of dying from HIV (OR 0.69).
Descriptors (primary) blood; infectious hepatitis; immunodeficiency syndrome; cirrhosis; frequency rates; health care personnel; risk factors; fatalities; liver cancer
Descriptors (secondary) USA; sequelae; safety and health documentation; case-control study; sex-linked differences; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)