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Document ID (ISN)74334
CIS number 00-112
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kang S.K., Burnett C.A., Freund E., Sestito J.
Title Hernia: Is it a work-related condition?
Bibliographic information Dec. 1999, Vol.36, No.6, p.638-644. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract A cross-sectional study was performed to evaluate the possible work-relatedness of inguinal hernias by determining hernia incidence according to occupation with the Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 1994. Hernia incidence rates (per 10,000 workers) for industry and occupation categories were calculated with the estimates of the number of hernias in males and the employed male workers from the Current Population Survey. In 1994, an estimated 30,791 work-related hernias in males were reported by US private establishments. The occupation groups with the highest relative risk were labourers and handlers, machine operators and mechanics and repairers. This provides support for the hypothesis that the hernias are work-related, especially in work involving strenuous, heavy manual labour.
Descriptors (primary) occupation disease relation; hernia
Descriptors (secondary) male workers; USA; frequency rates; cross-sectional study; manual handling
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceKorea, Republic of; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Gastrointestinal diseases