The prevalence of hand dermatitis in different occupational groups was estimated using a standardized questionnaire in a series of surveys among workers of a chemical company, a municipal electricity company, municipal public works, nurses and surgical assistants.
A survey in a sample of the general population was performed to obtain a reference estimate of the prevalence.
The prevalence of hand dermatitis in the general population was 5.2% in men and 10.6% in women.
The prevalence of hand dermatitis among the occupational groups ranged from 2.9% in office workers to approximately 30% in nurses.
The age-adjusted prevalence ratio (PR) of hand dermatitis in office workers was not significantly elevated compared with the general population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dermatite, Exposition professionnelle, Industrie, Main, Membre supérieur, Peau pathologie, Homme, Activité professionnelle, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Pays Bas, Europe, Etude transversale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dermatitis, Occupational exposure, Industry, Hand, Upper limb, Skin disease, Human, Professional activity, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Netherlands, Europe, Cross sectional study
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