Table 3

HRs and 95% CIs for dermatitis by selected occupation groups

Occupation (major, minor)*Cases (workers)HR (95% CI)†
(313) Nursing therapy and related assisting occupations1506 (37 585) 0.87 (0.82 to 0.92)
 (3131) Nurses, registered, graduate and nurses-in-training457 (12 011) 0.81 (0.74 to 0.89)
 (3134) Nursing assistants134 (4065) 0.71 (0.60 to 0.84)
 (6143) Barbers, hairdressers and related occupations25 (376) 1.49 (1.00 to 2.20)
 (6191) Janitors, charworkers and cleaners972 (24 942)0.99 (0.92 to 1.05)
(7182/7195) Farm, nursery and related workers306 (10 258) 0.85 (0.76 to 0.95)
 (7182) Farm workers98 (4200) 0.66 (0.54 to 0.80)
(816/817) Chemicals petroleum rubber plastic and related materials processing occupations380 (8823) 1.15 (1.03 to 1.27)
(821/822) Food and beverage and related processing occupations638 (14 678 1.12 (1.04 to 1.21)
 (8228) Occupations in labouring and other elemental work: food, beverage and related processing342 (7192) 1.21 (1.09 to 1.35)
(831) Metal machining occupations286 (6712) 1.28 (1.14 to 1.43)
 (8311) Tool and die making occupations74 (1814)1.23 (0.98 to 1.54)
 (8313) Machinist and machine tool setting-up occupations117 (2710) 1.29 (1.08 to 1.55)
 (8315) Machine tool operating occupations84 (2009) 1.24 (1.00 to 1.53)
(854) Fabricating assembling and repairing occupations wood products123 (3210)1.13 (0.95 to 1.35)
 (8541) Cabinet and wood furniture makers78 (2005)1.15 (0.92 to 1.43)
(859) Other product fabricating assembling and repairing occupations469 (10 691) 1.19 (1.09 to 1.31)
 (8595) Painting and decorating occupations, except construction78 (1659) 1.33 (1.07 to 1.67)
(871) Excavating grading paving and related occupations92 (3566) 0.77 (0.63 to 0.95)
 (8710) Foremen: excavating, grading, paving and related occupations10 (473)0.64 (0.34 to 1.18)
 (8711) Excavating, grading and related occupations69 (2804) 0.74 (0.58 to 0.93)
(878/879) Other construction trades occupations1010 (38 462) 0.79 (0.74 to 0.84)
 (8780) Foremen: other construction trades occupations34 (1569) 0.65 (0.47 to 0.91)
 (8781) Carpenters and related occupations136 (5715) 0.73 (0.62 to 0.86)
 (8782) Brick and stone masons and tile setters30 (1260)0.73 (0.51 to 1.04)
 (8783) Concrete finishing and related occupations12 (527)0.70 (0.40 to 1.23)
 (8787) Roofing, waterproofing and related occupations34 (1586) 0.67 (0.48 to 0.94)
(951) Printing and related occupations100 (2413)1.13 (0.93 to 1.37)
 (9517) Bookbinders and related occupations26 (565)1.18 (0.81 to 1.74)
 (9519) Printing and related occupations, NEC26 (555)1.24 (0.85 to 1.82)
  • Statistically significant (α=0.05) increased risks are bolded and statistically significant decreased risks are italicised.

  • *(Canadian Classification Dictionary of Occupations 1971) Occupation Major Group; (Canadian Classification Dictionary of Occupations 1971) Occupation Minor Group.

  • †The risk of contact dermatitis in a particular group relative to all other workers in the cohort, adjusted for birth year and sex.

  • NEC, not elsewhere classified.