The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of hand dermatosis among farmers.
A questionnaire survey was carried out in a geographically defined sample of the Finnish farming population between the ages of 18 and 64 years (N=10 847).
The one-year prevalence of self-reported hand and forearm dermatoses was 16% for the women and 7% for the men.
These figures were similar to the prevalence of hand eczema in two large Scandinavian questionnaire surveys.
The highest one-year prevalence of hand dermatoses was found for women on farms with more than nine dairy cows (20%). Atopy (both the personal history of atopic dermatitis and respiratory atopy), female gender, and, among the women, also age under 35 years were the most important risk factors for the occurrence of hand dermatosis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Peau pathologie, Main, Membre supérieur, Exposition professionnelle, Agriculture, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Facteur risque, Atopie, Finlande, Europe, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Skin disease, Hand, Upper limb, Occupational exposure, Agriculture, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, Risk factor, Atopy, Finland, Europe, Occupational medicine
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Cote : 94-0680181
Code Inist : 002B08J. Création : 09/06/1995.