Table 2

Age-standardised incidence rate per 100 000 person-years of hip and knee OA according to occupation, stratified by gender

Hip OAKnee OA
CasesPerson-yearsIR*CasesPerson-yearsIR*
Men
 Construction workers28993 482 16889.917003 488 81552.3
 Floor- and bricklayers326317 11399.5194317 85659.6
 Farmers33611 342 587157.710491 354 44247.1
 Heathcare assistants299718 44075.6225718 99456.6
 Office workers14732 445 59460.28462 449 32134.5
Women
 Construction workers139272 67593.8111272 84470.5
 Floor- and bricklayers0565101564726.5
 Farmers696459 146103.7402460 73959.9
 Heathcare assistants27533 450 47593.023653 453 49178.9
 Office workers44684 984 40089.630784 992 34061.7
  • * Age standardised to the office worker population, for the period 1996–2006.

  • OA, osteoarthritis.