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Document ID (ISN)110240
CIS number 09-1219
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ha C., Roquelaure Y., Leclerc A., Touranchet A., Goldberg M., Imbernon E.
Title The French musculoskeletal disorders surveillance program: Pays de la Loire network
Bibliographic information July 2009, Vol.66, No.7, p.471-479. 29 ref.
Abstract An epidemiological surveillance system for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) was implemented in 2002 in France's Pays de la Loire region to assess the incidence and prevalence of MSDs in the general and working populations, identify levels of exposure to occupational risk factors and investigate the proportion of cases attributable to work exposure. The estimated incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome was 1.00 per 1000 person-years in those aged 20-59 years (0.60 in men and 1.40 in women). The incidence rates were higher in employed than unemployed persons in the year of diagnosis (0.6 vs 0.3 in men and 1.7 vs 0.8 in women). Prevalence rates were 11% among men and 15% among women for upper limb clinically-diagnosed MSDs. The survey showed that MSDs represented 65% of notified work-related diseases.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; medical supervision; musculoskeletal diseases; France
Descriptors (secondary) carpal-tunnel syndrome; epidemiology; upper extremity disorders; sex-linked differences; frequency rates; risk factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system