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Document ID (ISN)111445
CIS number 11-0029
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hämäläinen P.H., Saarela K.L., Takala J.
Title Global estimates of fatal work-related diseases by region and disease group, 2002
Bibliographic information 1st quarter 2011, Vol. 17, No.1, p.49-56. Illus. 45 ref.
Internet access Global_estimates_of_fatal_work-related_diseases.pdf [in English]
Abstract Occupational diseases are multifactorial diseases among the working population that have a heavy impact on workers, enterprises and society. This study calculated estimates for 2002, using global regional estimates of disease mortality, and adjusted attributable fractions produced for work-related diseases in Finland. The estimated number of fatal work-related diseases is about two million worldwide. The most common fatal work-related disease groups are cancers (25%), circulatory diseases (21%), and communicable diseases (28%).
Descriptors (primary) mortality; occupational diseases; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) statistical evaluation; economic aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety and health information