|Document ID (ISN)||66669|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Guo H.R., Tanaka S., Cameron L.L., Seligman P.J., Behrens V.J., Ger J., Wild D.K., Putz-Anderson V.
||Back pain among workers in the United States: National estimates and workers at high risk
||Nov. 1995, Vol.28, No.5, p.591-602. 34 ref.
||Data from the Occupational Health Supplement to the 1988 National Health Interview Survey were analyzed. To derive national estimates, a weighting factor was applied to the data available for 30,074 respondents. In 1988, about 22.4 million back pain cases were responsible for 149.1 million lost workdays; 65% of cases were attributable to occupational activities. Among males, the risk was highest for construction labourers (prevalence 22.6%), and among females, for nursing aides (18.8%). Back pain is a major cause of morbidity and lost production for U.S. workers. Previously unrecognized high risk occupations include carpenters, automobile mechanics, maids, janitors and hairdressers.
||USA; backache; statistics
||construction work; carpentry; questionnaire survey; nursing personnel; frequency rates; hairdressing; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; domestic service
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system