The objectives of this study were to (a) describe demographic factors associated with high rates of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), cubital tunnel syndrome, and other neuritis of the arm and hand, and (2) identify the high-risk occupations associated with these disorders in the Navy.
Computerized records of first hospitalizations of all active-duty Navy-enlisted personnel were searched for all cases of CTS, cubital tunnel syndrome, and other neuritis of the arm and hand (ICD-9 CM codes 354.0-354.9) during 1980-1988.
There were 1 039 first hospitalizations (including 493 cases of CTS) for all neuritis of the arm and hand in 4 095 708 person-years in men and 186 first hospitalizations (including 90 cases of CTS) in 365 668 person-years in women.
Incidence rates of hospitalized cases with CTS rose with age for both sexes.
Rates in white women were approximately three times those in white men (p<. 0001), but rates in black women were not significantly different from those in black men.
Rates of cubital tunnel syndrome also increased with age in both sexes and were higher in white women than white men (p<. 05).
Occupations with significantly high standardized incidence ratios (p<. 05) for CTS in men included aviation-support equipment technician, engineman, hull-maintenance technician, boatswain's mate, and machinist's mate. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Canal carpien syndrome, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Neurite, Nerf cubital, Epidémiologie, Militaire, Hospitalisation, Activité professionnelle, Age, Sexe, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Compression, Système nerveux pathologie, Nerf périphérique pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carpal tunnel syndrome, Occupational exposure, Human, Neurite, Cubital nerve, Epidemiology, Military, Hospitalization, Professional activity, Age, Sex, United States, North America, America, Compression, Nervous system diseases, Peripheral nerve disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0502832
Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 10/04/1997.