Gender trends in sick-listing with musculoskeletal symptoms in a swedish county during a period of rapid increase in sickness absence.
Sickness absence and disability pension duc to musculoskeletal diagnoses has increased in Sweden.
Study objective To study gender trends in sickness absence with musculoskeletal diagnoses and its changes in 1985 87.
A prospective population-based study of all new sick-leave spells exceeding seven days in 1985 87.
Sickness absence with « all diagnoses » was compared to « all musculoskeletal diagnoses », the latter group was also divided into three sub-groups.
Setting The county of Ostergötland, Sweden
Participants All sick-leave insured aged 16-65 ; 107,000 women and 100,000 men.
Results More women than men were sick-listed in « all diagnoses » in 1985.
There were corresponding gender differences in sickness absence with musculoskeletal diagnoses except with the diagnosis « low back pain ».
Sick-listing with musculoskeletal diagnoses increased for both women and men from 1985 to 1987, but the increase was consistently much higher for women, especially for younger women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arrêt, Activité professionnelle, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Epidémiologie, Evolution, Facteur risque, Sexe, Homme, Suède, Europe, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Shutdown, Professional activity, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Epidemiology, Evolution, Risk factor, Sex, Human, Sweden, Europe, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0413840
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 25/01/1999.