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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

On-line version ISSN 1989-7790Print version ISSN 0465-546X


BERENGUER-ORTUNO, Senén; AGUDELO-SUAREZ, Andrés A.; ROEL-VALDES, José María  and  RONDA-PEREZ, Elena. Epidemiological profile of occupational diseases in Alicante, 2002-2005. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2009, vol.55, n.214, pp.80-90. ISSN 1989-7790.

Objective: Describe the epidemiological pattern of the occupational diseases in the province of Alicante between 2002-2005. Methods: Cross-sectional study. The source of information comes from the reports of the occupational diseases registration notified in Alicante 2002-2005. The diseases have been included upper limb musculoskeletal disorders (UL-MSD), dermatitis and asthma. As working and personal factors have been considered age, sex, occupation, firm size and length of employment. The incidence rates were estimated, using workers report of Alicante, and the reasons for incidence with the confidence intervals yours (CI 95%) for the different variables considered. Results: 645 cases of occupational diseases were recorded, of which 607 was for the selected pathologies with an incidence of 22.67 cases per 100,000 workers. 525 are of UL-MSD, 68 of Dermatitis and 14 of Asthma. Conclusions: The UL-MSD represents the main occupational diseases declared in Alicante. There are differences among three groups of occupational diseases between 2002-2005 in Alicante, according to sex, age, economical activity of company and the labour antiquity.

Keywords : Occupational Diseases; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Dermatitis; Occupational; Asthma.

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