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Gaceta Sanitaria

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SERRA SAURINA, Laura; UBALDE-LOPEZ, Mònica  and  BENAVIDES, Fernando G. Permanent disability and premature mortality in a cohort of affiliates with the Spanish Social Security, 2004-2015. Gac Sanit [online]. 2021, vol.35, n.2, pp.130-137.  Epub Nov 29, 2021. ISSN 0213-9111.


To describe a surveillance and monitoring system based on the analysis of the incidence rate of permanent disability (PD) and premature mortality (PM) in a sample of members of the Spanish Social Security.


Study of three birth cohorts (1950-1959, 1960-1969 and 1970-1979) of people affiliated to the general Social Security system, included in the Continuous Sample of Labour Lives, who has been active for at least one day between 2004 and 2015 (N = 753,341). For each cohort, the annual incidence rates of PD and MP were estimated according to occupation and economic activity in women and men.


Between 2004 and 2015 the rates of PI and MP showed higher values in men with respect to women in practically all cohorts of births, occupations and economic activities groups. The trend throughout the observation period was increasing, both in the incidence of PD and PM in men and women, for the three birth cohorts and for all occupational categories.


The results derived from this work allows the continuous monitoring of the temporal evolution of the incidence of permanent disability and premature mortality in a representative sample of social security affiliates.

Keywords : Occupational health; Permanent disability; Premature mortality; Epidemiological surveillance; Spanish Social Security.

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