Objectives, Back pain is the most common reason for flling workers* compensation claine and often causes lost workdays, Data from the 1988 National Health Interview Survey were analyzed to identify high-risk industries and to estimate the prevalence of work-related back pain and number of workdays lost.
Analyses included 30074 respondents who worked during the 12 months before the interview.
A case patient was defined as a respondent who had back pain every day for a week or more dusing that period.
The prevalence of lost-workday back pain was 4.6%, and individuals with work-related cases lost 101.8 million workdays owing to back pain.
Male and female case patients lost about the same number of work days.
Industries in high-risk categories were aiso identified for future research and intervention, including those seldom studied.
This study provides statistically reliable national estimates of the prevalence of back pain among workers and the enormous effect of this condition on American industry in terms of lost workdays.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dorsalgie, Homme, Sexe, Milieu professionnel, Industrie, Médecine travail, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Absentéisme, Etude longitudinale, Recommandation, Rachis dorsal, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dorsalgia, Human, Sex, Occupational environment, Industry, Occupational medicine, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Absenteeism, Follow up study, Recommendation, Dorsal spine, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Rachialgia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0393824
Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 22/03/2000.