publication . Article . 2012

Prevalence of dermatitis in the working population, United States, 2010 National Health Interview Survey

Sara E. Luckhaupt; James M. Dahlhamer; Brian W. Ward; Aaron Sussell; Marie Haring Sweeney; John P. Sestito; Geoffrey M. Calvert;
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  • Published: 05 Jun 2012 Journal: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, volume 56, pages 625-634 (issn: 0271-3586, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Background Prevalence patterns of dermatitis among workers offer clues about risk factors and targets for prevention, but population-based estimates of the burden of dermatitis among US workers are lacking. Methods Data from an occupational health supplement to the 2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS-OHS) were used to estimate the prevalence of dermatitis overall and by demographic characteristics and industry and occupation (I&O) of current/recent employment. Results Data were available for 27,157 adults, including 17,524 current/recent workers. The overall prevalence rate of dermatitis among current/recent workers was 9.8% (range among I&O groups: 5.5–...
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free text keywords: Prevalence, Health care, business.industry, business, Risk assessment, Occupational safety and health, Cross-sectional study, Incidence (epidemiology), Medicine, Environmental health, National Health Interview Survey, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, Population, education.field_of_study, education
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