geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Medically reported work-related ill-health in the UK agricultural sector


, : Medically reported work-related ill-health in the UK agricultural sector. Occupational Medicine 60(5): 340-347

Self-reported work-related ill-health (WRI) statistics suggest that agricultural workers in the UK are at an increased risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), skin and respiratory disease. However, there is little comprehensive medically reported information on WRI in the UK agricultural sector. Cases of WRI within the UK from 2002 to 2008, as reported to The Health and Occupation Reporting (THOR) network by occupational physicians, clinical specialists and general practitioners, were analysed. Directly standardized incidence rate ratios (SRRs) for the agricultural sector versus all other sectors were calculated for dermatological, musculoskeletal, respiratory and psychological illness, using as the standard population the UK working population as estimated from the Labour Force Survey. During 2002-08, 471 cases within the agricultural sector were reported to THOR (2% of all cases). Based on reports by clinical specialists, male agricultural workers aged <65 years had significantly raised SRRs for MSD (2.3, 95% CI 1.6-3.3), allergic alveolitis (32, 95% CI 19-51), asthma (1.9, 95% CI 1.2-3.0) and skin neoplasia (7.9, 95% CI 5.8-10.9) and a significantly reduced SRR for asbestos-related respiratory disease (0.4, 95% CI 0.2-0.7). Reports of mental ill-health in agricultural workers were low. These medically reported incidence data provide information on WRI in the UK agricultural sector. Consistent with other sources, there are increased risks for asthma, allergic alveolitis and MSD and a reduced risk for mental ill-health. The raised incidence of skin cancer requires confirmation and further comparison with reliable estimates of the incidence in the UK workforce.

US$19.90

PMID: 20407042

DOI: 10.1093/occmed/kqq038


Other references

Deka, B.C.; Saikia, J.; Sharma, S., 2005: Standardization of maturity indices of 'Kew' pineapple. In an experiment conducted in Jorhat, Assam, India, the quality of pineapple (cv. Kew) harvested at various maturity stages during November-December (115-120, 135-140, 141-145, 146-150, 151-155 or 156-160 days from flowering to harvesting) was eva...

Ward, S.M., 2017: Hyperplasia of Interstitial Cells of Cajal Leads to Rapid Gastric Emptying in Diabetes. Gastroenterology 153(2): 350-352

Mazahreh,A.S.; Al-Shawabkeh,A.F.; Quasem,J.M., 2008: Evaluation of the chemical and sensory attributes of solar and freeze-dried jameed produced from cow and sheep milk with the addition of Carrageenan mix to the Jameed paste. Jameed is a fermented dried dairy product in the form of stone hard balls or other shapes produced by straining the heated buttermilk on cloth mesh bags, salting the formed paste by kneading, shaping and drying in the sun. This product is reconsti...

Semyanov, V.P.; Vaghina, N.P., 2003: Effect of the trophic diapause on fecundity and longevity of a tropical coccinellid, harmonia sedecimnotata. Adults of Harmonia sedecimnotata possess a well-pronounced trophic diapause, but no photoperiodic diapause has been revealed. In contrast to the constantly ovipositing females, a strong (93%) increase of fecundity was found in females fed on aphid...

Brackeva, B.; Kramer, G.; Vissers, J.P.C.; Martens, G.A., 2015: Quantitative proteomics of rat and human pancreatic beta cells. Data set description: This data set is composed by label-free alternate-scanning LC-MS/MS proteomics analysis human and Wistar rat pancreatic islet endocrine cells. The mass spectrometry data of the human and rat pancreatic beta cells and the resu...

Cowan, F.F., 1963: Tachyphylaxis. General considerations of the phenomenon. Georgetown Medical Bulletin 16: 229-237

Bourdillon, Patrick D.V., 1992: Use of sideholes for diagnostic coronary arteriography by Judkins technique in patients with ostial coronary stenosis. Patients with ostial left main coronary artery stenosis are at increeased risk from diagnostic cardiac catheterization. In order to reduce the risk of modified Judkins coronary catheter with a sidehole 1.5-2 cm from the tip has been used in 6 pati...

Anonymous, 2013: Sunset, kona, hawaii. Archives of Internal Medicine 172(16): 1245-1245

Møller, P., 1984: Tympanosclerosis of the ear drum in children. Tympanosclerosis of the ear drum in children is associated with secretory otitis media. The tympanosclerotic changes affect the pars tensa and seem to be a dynamic process of new formation together with regress and restoration to normal tissue. Ou...

Rai, P.; Singh, A.; Rao, R.Naval.; Sharma, M., 2015: First report of endoscopic ultrasound-guided cholecystogastrostomy with a Nagi covered metal stent for palliation of jaundice in extrahepatic biliary obstruction. Endoscopy 46 Suppl 1 Uctn: E334-E335