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Differences in the Incidence of Symptomatic Cervical and Lumbar Disc Herniation According to Age, Sex and National Health Insurance Eligibility: A Pilot Study on the Disease’s Association with Work

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Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan Hopspital, Yangsan, Mulgeum-eup, Bumeo-ri, Yangsan, Gyongnam 626-770, Korea
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Department of Preventive and Occupational & Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Busan, Mulgeum-eup, Bumeo-ri, Yangsan, Gyongnam 626-770, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(10), 2094; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15102094
Received: 16 July 2018 / Revised: 15 September 2018 / Accepted: 19 September 2018 / Published: 25 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emerging Issues in Occupational Safety and Health)
The aim of this research was to identify the differences in the incidence of symptomatic cervical and lumbar disc herniation according to age, sex, and national health insurance eligibility. We evaluated the hospital documents of patients who received medical treatment for symptomatic cervical and lumbar disc herniation between 2004 and 2010 and excluded those who claimed to have expenses at oriental medical clinics or pharmacies. Furthermore, any duplicate documents from the labor force population aged 20–69 years were excluded from the analysis. The results showed that the number of individuals diagnosed with symptomatic cervical and lumbar disc herniation increased with age, and the incidence of these diseases was higher in women than in men. Additionally, the incidence differed depending on the subject’s qualification for health insurance. The incidence of lumbar disc herniation showed differences depending on the degree of the lumbar burden. The present study findings may help determine whether lumbar disc herniation is associated with tasks performed at the patient’s workplace. Further research is needed to classify the risk of lumbar disk herniation in the workplace into detailed categories such as types of business, types of occupation, and lumbar compression force. View Full-Text
Keywords: disc herniation; age; sex; insurance eligibility disc herniation; age; sex; insurance eligibility
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Kim, Y.-K.; Kang, D.; Lee, I.; Kim, S.-Y. Differences in the Incidence of Symptomatic Cervical and Lumbar Disc Herniation According to Age, Sex and National Health Insurance Eligibility: A Pilot Study on the Disease’s Association with Work. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 2094. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15102094

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Kim Y-K, Kang D, Lee I, Kim S-Y. Differences in the Incidence of Symptomatic Cervical and Lumbar Disc Herniation According to Age, Sex and National Health Insurance Eligibility: A Pilot Study on the Disease’s Association with Work. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(10):2094. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15102094

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Kim, Young-Ki; Kang, Dongmug; Lee, Ilho; Kim, Se-Yeong. 2018. "Differences in the Incidence of Symptomatic Cervical and Lumbar Disc Herniation According to Age, Sex and National Health Insurance Eligibility: A Pilot Study on the Disease’s Association with Work" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 15, no. 10: 2094. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15102094

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