Ergonomic work exposure and musculoskeletal symptoms among women and men with low and high education
2003 (English)In: Ergonomics in the digital age: proceedings of the XVth triennial congress of the International Ergonomics Association and the 7th joint conference of Ergonomics Society of Korea / Japan Ergonomics Society ; August 24 - 29, 2003, Seoul, Korea, 2003Conference paper (Refereed)
The objective of this cross-sectional study was to describe and compare self-reported musculoskeletal symptoms, work exposure, lifestyle factors and leisure activities among low- and highly-educated women and men. A questionnaire was sent to 10,000 persons of working age living in one region of Sweden. The results showed that fewer highly-educated men reported musculoskeletal symptoms in all body parts examined compared to lower educated men and all women. Work exposure, lifestyle factors and leisure activities differed greatly between the genders and between women and men with different educational backgrounds. Low-educated women were most physically exposed and had least control at work. Highly-educated men were least exposed to most of the examined work exposures. Lifestyle factors, in the sense of smoking and exercise habits, were more associated with educational category than with gender. However, time spent on home and household work was more specifically related to gender.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39691Local ID: e89ea410-9638-11df-8806-000ea68e967bISBN: 89-9083800-2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-39691DiVA: diva2:1013208
Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association : 24/08/2003 - 29/08/2003
Upprättat; 2003; 20100723 (andbra)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved