Occupational diseases among farmers in Poland

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/610549
Title:
Occupational diseases among farmers in Poland
Authors:
Szeszenia-Dabrowska, Neonila ( 0000-0001-5307-7720 ) ; Swiatkowska, Beata; Wilczynska, Urszula
Other Titles:
Choroby zawodowe rolników w Polsce
Abstract:
Background: The study’s objective is to present epidemiological situation concerning the incidence of occupational diseases among farmers in Poland. Material and Methods: All 3438 cases of occupational diseases diagnosed among farmers and obligatorily reported to the Central Register of Occupational Diseases (covering all the national territory and all the cases of occupational diseases diagnosed in Poland after 1970) over the years 2000–2014 were subjected to analysis. Results: The annual incidence in the analyzed period ranged 5–14 per 100 000 farmers. The analysis showed that about 90% of pathologies were induced by the biological agents. Almost every third pathology due to biological agents had allergic origin. Infectious and parasitic diseases accounted for 62% of the cases. Among them the diseases carried by ticks (93%) – borreliosis (85.8%) and tick-borne encephalitis (7.2%) were the most frequent ones. The age of farmers, in the case of whom bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis were diagnosed, was significantly higher than the age of remaining employees of the national economy, in which these occupational diseases were recognized. Conclusions: The study indicates the necessity to introduce periodic health examinations programs focusing on agricultural workers to monitor health and well-being and improve working conditions and the working environment.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland
Citation:
Med Pr 2016;67(2):163–171
Journal:
Medycyna Pracy
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/610549
DOI:
10.13075/mp.5893.00303
Additional Links:
http://www.journalssystem.com/medpr/Problems-of-occupational-diseases-among-farmers-in-Poland,60794,0,2.html; http://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/Occupational-diseases-among-farmers-in-Poland,60794,0,1.html
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
0465-5893
Sponsors:
IMP 10.4/2014: “Monitoring of the cases of occupational diseases in Poland.”
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dc.contributor.authorSzeszenia-Dabrowska, Neonilaen
dc.contributor.authorSwiatkowska, Beataen
dc.contributor.authorWilczynska, Urszulaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-23T06:15:18Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-23T06:15:18Zen
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationMed Pr 2016;67(2):163–171en
dc.identifier.issn0465-5893en
dc.identifier.doi10.13075/mp.5893.00303en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/610549en
dc.description.abstractBackground: The study’s objective is to present epidemiological situation concerning the incidence of occupational diseases among farmers in Poland. Material and Methods: All 3438 cases of occupational diseases diagnosed among farmers and obligatorily reported to the Central Register of Occupational Diseases (covering all the national territory and all the cases of occupational diseases diagnosed in Poland after 1970) over the years 2000–2014 were subjected to analysis. Results: The annual incidence in the analyzed period ranged 5–14 per 100 000 farmers. The analysis showed that about 90% of pathologies were induced by the biological agents. Almost every third pathology due to biological agents had allergic origin. Infectious and parasitic diseases accounted for 62% of the cases. Among them the diseases carried by ticks (93%) – borreliosis (85.8%) and tick-borne encephalitis (7.2%) were the most frequent ones. The age of farmers, in the case of whom bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis were diagnosed, was significantly higher than the age of remaining employees of the national economy, in which these occupational diseases were recognized. Conclusions: The study indicates the necessity to introduce periodic health examinations programs focusing on agricultural workers to monitor health and well-being and improve working conditions and the working environment.en
dc.description.sponsorshipIMP 10.4/2014: “Monitoring of the cases of occupational diseases in Poland.”en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journalssystem.com/medpr/Problems-of-occupational-diseases-among-farmers-in-Poland,60794,0,2.htmlen
dc.relation.urlhttp://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/Occupational-diseases-among-farmers-in-Poland,60794,0,1.htmlen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Medycyna Pracyen
dc.subjectOccupational diseasesen
dc.subjectEpidemiologyen
dc.subjectBorreliosisen
dc.subjectIncidenceen
dc.subjectAgricultureen
dc.subjectEmployeesen
dc.titleOccupational diseases among farmers in Polanden_US
dc.title.alternativeChoroby zawodowe rolników w Polsceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalMedycyna Pracyen
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