Associations of hip osteoarthritis with history of recurrent exposure to manual handling of loads over 20 kg and work participation: a population-based study of men and women.

@article{KailaKangas2011AssociationsOH,
  title={Associations of hip osteoarthritis with history of recurrent exposure to manual handling of loads over 20 kg and work participation: a population-based study of men and women.},
  author={Leena Kaila-Kangas and Jari P.A. Arokoski and Olli Impivaara and E. Viikari-Juntura and P{\"a}ivi I Leino-Arjas and Ritva A Luukkonen and Markku Heli{\"o}vaara},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={68 10},
  pages={734-8}
}
OBJECTIVES We reviewed work histories of manual handling of loads >20 kg in relation to hip osteoarthritis by age, exposure and work participation. METHODS A nationally representative sample of 3110 Finnish men and 3446 women aged 30-97 was recruited. Diagnosis of hip osteoarthritis was based on standardised clinical examination by trained physicians. Previous exposure to physically loading work was evaluated through interviews. Logistic regression was used to estimate associations between… CONTINUE READING
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