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Table 2 Standardised incidence ratios (SIR) for muskuloskeletal diseases and injuries among male fishermen and seamen in Denmark by job type and time period

From: Hospital contacts for injuries and musculoskeletal diseases among seamen and fishermen: A population-based cohort study

  SIR by job type and time period   1994–1998 SIR 2 (4.570 fishermen, 5.061 officers, 5.170 non-officers) 1999–2003 SIR 3 (3.470 fishermen, 5.375 officers, 5.867 non-officers)   
ICD-101 Disease Job type Cases SIR 95% CI Cases SIR 95% CI SIR ratio4 95% CI
M00–M99 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue Fishermen 546 122 113–133 494 118 108–129 0.97 0.86–1.09
   Officers 384 75 68–83 499 75 69–82 1.00 0.87–1.14
   Non-officers 530 107 98–117 730 106 98–114 0.99 0.88–1.11
M16 Arthrosis of the hip – Coxarthrosis Fishermen 17 162 95–260 5 44 14–103 0.27 0.10–0.73
   Officers 8 51 22–101 12 58 30–101 1.13 0.46–2.76
   Non-officers 5 45 15–106 15 85 48–141 1.89 0.69–5.19
M17 Arthrosis of the knee – Gonarthrosis Fishermen 30 127 86–181 37 144 101–198 1.13 0.70–1.84
   Officers 28 89 59–129 45 102 74–136 1.14 0.71–1.83
   Non-officers 26 111 73–163 42 110 80–149 0.99 0.61–1.62
M51 Thoraco-lumbar disc disorders Fishermen 130 224 189–266 78 178 141–222 0.79 0.60–1.05
   Officers 61 91 70–117 63 92 71–118 1.01 0.71–1.43
   Non-officers 65 112 86–143 81 122 97–151 1.09 0.78–1.51
M75 Shoulder lesions Fishermen 39 162 115–221 50 137 102–181 0.85 0.56–1.29
   Officers 25 87 56–129 43 74 53–99 0.84 0.52–1.38
   Non-officers 24 95 61–141 66 115 89–147 1.22 0.76–1.95
M75.1 Rotator cuff syndrome Fishermen 20 225 138–348 21 205 127–313 0.91 0.49–1.68
   Officers 9 84 38–159 12 72 37–125 0.86 0.36–2.03
   Non-officers 10 106 51–195 19 119 71–185 1.12 0.52–2.41
S00–S99 Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (single body region) Fishermen 1611 112 107–118 1377 120 114–126 1.07 0.99–1.15
   Officers 1081 68 65–73 1286 67 64–71 0.98 0.90–1.06
   Non-officers 1900 110 105–115 2352 112 108–117 1.02 0.96–1.09
T00–T98 Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (more than one body region) Fishermen 371 98 89–109 357 118 106–130 1.20 1.04–1.39
   Officers 278 72 64–81 316 69 62–77 0.96 0.82–1.13
   Non-officers 565 125 115–136 649 120 111–129 0.96 0.86–1.07
G56 Carpal tunnel syndrome Fishermen 48 315 233–418 46 292 214–389 0.92 0.62–1.39
   Officers 11 63 31–113 21 85 52–129 1.34 0.65–2.79
   Non-officers 26 168 109–246 42 172 124–233 1.03 0.63–1.67
  1. 1 International Classification of Diseases (ICD) version 10.
  2. 2 At least 6 months employment 1989–1993. Follow-up of hospital contacts in 1994–1998. SIR adj. for county.
  3. 3 At least 6 months employment 1994–1998. Follow-up of hospital contacts in 1999–2003. SIR adj. for county.
  4. 4 Calculated if at least 5 cases were expected.