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OCCUPATIONAL RADICULOPATHY MORBIDITY IN COAL MINERS OF WEST DONBASS AND ESTIMATION OF ITS DYNAMICS WITHIN TEN YEARS PERIOD (1998-2007)

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Yaschenko A. B.

OCCUPATIONAL RADICULOPATHY MORBIDITY IN COAL MINERS OF WEST DONBASS AND ESTIMATION OF ITS DYNAMICS WITHIN TEN YEARS PERIOD (1998-2007)

Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute of Industrial Medicine, Kryvyj Rig

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The morbidity of occupational radiculopathy among miners of coal industry of West Donbass within ten years period (1998— 2007) has been analyzed. The significant increase (more than 5 times) of this pathology was defined. Main tendencies in the illness severity dynamics are considered. It is determined that miners of main occupations, engaged exactly in underground mining and in opening mine driving, are subjected to the higher risk of the disease. Among occupational hazards, causing radiculopathy development, heavy physical labour and unfavorable microclimatic conditions are prevailing — 81,7 %.

Key words: miners, coal industry, radiculopathy, morbidity

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