Table 1

Average annual reported incidence of occupational asthma per million people employed, by age and sex, 1996–99

Cases, n (%)Working populationIncidence rate (95% CI)
Whole population2178 (100.0)2305500024 (22 to 25)
    15–29 y 660 (30.3)560000030 (27 to 32)
    30–44 y 820 (37.6)1020000020 (19 to 22)
    45–59 y 593 (27.2)590000025 (23 to 27)
Men1375 (63.1)1270800027 (25 to 29)
Women 803 (36.9)1034700019 (18 to 21)