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Document ID (ISN)78761
CIS number 02-739
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hannerz H., Tüchsen F.
Title Hospitalizations among female home-helpers in Denmark, 1981-1997
Bibliographic information Jan. 2002, Vol.41, No.1, p.1-10. Illus. 42 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to elucidate the disease pattern among female home-helpers in Denmark. Cohorts of all 20-59-year-old Danish female home-helpers in the years 1981, 1986, 1991, and 1994 were formed, to calculate age-standardized hospitalization ratios (SHR) and time trends (1981-1997) for a large variety of diagnostic aggregations. Significantly high SHRs were found for injuries, infectious and parasitic diseases, and for diseases of the nervous system, circulatory system, the respiratory organs, digestive system, and the musculoskeletal system. When adjusting for social group, the SHRs for varicose veins, ischaemic heart diseases (IHD), and musculoskeletal disorders were still significantly high while the SHR for malignant neoplasm of respiratory organs became significantly low. The time trends revealed increased relative risks for IHD and asthma, and a decreasing relative risk for duodenal ulcer.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) coronary diseases; Denmark; parasitic diseases; diseases of nervous system; infectious diseases; asthma; frequency rates; musculoskeletal diseases; injuries; cohort study; hospitals; women; cardiovascular diseases; peptic ulcer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Domestic workers