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Table 3 Type and frequency of notifiable occupational diseases (OD) among physiotherapists for the years 2007 to 2011, BGW data

From: Occupational accident and disease claims, work-related stress and job satisfaction of physiotherapists

OD number N (%) Occupational cause confirmed (and OD recognised)
5101 Severe or recurrent skin diseases 897 (73.0) 876 (28)
2108 Vertebral disc-related diseases of the lumbar spine due to many years’ lifting/carrying heavy loads/extreme bending of the torso 85 (6.9) 16 (11)
2101 Tendovaginal conditions or conditions of the tendinous tissue or of the tendonor muscular attachments 49 (4.0) 2 (2)
3101 Infectious diseases 38 (3.1) 11 (11)
2109 Vertebral disc-related diseases of the cervical spine due to many years’ carrying heavy loads on the shoulder 31 (2.5) 0
4301 4302 Obstructive respiratory diseases due to allergenic substances, chemical irritants or substances with a toxic effect 11 (0.9) 5 (5)
Other ODs 118 (9.6) 0
Total 1,229 (100.0) 910 (57)