Prevalence of hand dermatoses among Finnish farmers.

  title={Prevalence of hand dermatoses among Finnish farmers.},
  author={P{\"a}ivikki Susitaival and Lasse Husman and Maija Horsmanheimo and Veijo Notkola and Kaj Husman},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  volume={20 3},
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of hand dermatosis among farmers. METHODS A questionnaire survey was carried out in a geographically defined sample of the Finnish farming population between the ages of 18 and 64 years (N = 10,847). RESULTS The one-year prevalence of self-reported hand and forearm dermatoses was 16% for the women and 7% for the men. These figures were similar to the prevalence of hand eczema in two large Scandinavian… CONTINUE READING


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