|Document ID (ISN)||74334|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Kang S.K., Burnett C.A., Freund E., Sestito J.
||Hernia: Is it a work-related condition?
||Dec. 1999, Vol.36, No.6, p.638-644. Illus. 26 ref.
||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.
||occupation disease relation; hernia
||male workers; USA; frequency rates; cross-sectional study; manual handling
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Korea, Republic of; USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology