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Occupational disease in Connecticut: 2002.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16184858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Data on chronic work-related conditions were compiled for Connecticut for 2002 from physician reports to the Occupational Disease Surveillance System (ODSS), the Workers' Compensation (WC) Commission, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)/ ConnOSHA survey. Physicians reported 2,082 cases of occupational disease in Connecticut in 2002, approximately half of the estimate of 4,388 cases using the BLS/ ConnOSHA methodology. Cases in the ODSS included 921 (44%) reports of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), 476 adult lead poisonings (based on lab reporting), 338 skin disorders, and 283 respiratory and lung conditions. There were increased reports in both the ODSS and WC systems over 2001 figures. Emerging conditions included vibration-related MSD, a mold-related respiratory outbreak, and Lyme Disease/tick bites among outdoor workers. Only 86 physicians from 29 clinics reported cases indicating widespread under-reporting of occupational disorders among community physicians despite Connecticut statutes mandating reporting of work-related disease.
Authors:
Tim Morse; John D Meyer; Thomas St Louis; Eileen Storey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Connecticut medicine     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0010-6178     ISO Abbreviation:  Conn Med     Publication Date:    2005 Jun-Jul
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-27     Completed Date:  2005-11-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372745     Medline TA:  Conn Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Community Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Connecticut / epidemiology
Humans
Incidence
Occupational Diseases / classification,  epidemiology*
Retrospective Studies

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