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A Study on Incidence of Spinal Disease by Occupational Type

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2010, 20(4), pp.131-138
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

정벌 1 신동재 1

1자생한방병원

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ABSTRACT

Objectives :Recently work-related musculoskeletal disorders have increased in various workplaces and many reports have been confirming this, but a comparative study on incidence of spinal disease by occupation has not been established yet. So this study was designed to clarify the distinction on incidence of spinal disease between white and blue collar workers. Methods :The subjects who visited with spinal disease to Ja-Seng oriental hospital from January to April in 2010 were selected and divided into white collar workers(n=844) and blue collar workers(n=333). We counted the number of patients with each spinal disease in both groups and carried out comparative analysis in five items(herniated nucleus pulposus(HNP), stenosis, spondylosis, sprain, etc). All data were analyzed by chi-square test. Results and Conclusions :White collar workers had higher incidence in HNP(p=0.030), sprain(p=0.016), etc(p=0.035) than blue collar workers, while blue collar workers had higher incidence in stenosis(p=0.002). But we think that the confidence is low in stenosis because the number of cases are very small. There were no significance between two groups with spondylosis.

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