Table 3

Prevalence of MSD-related benefits/10 000 registered Brazilian private sector workers in 2008 per economic activity, gender (g) and category of benefit (cb): crude and adjusted prevalence by g, age (a) and cb (g/a/cb)

Economic activityNon-work-relatedWork-relatedBothg/a/cb
FemaleMalePRCrudeg/a adjFemaleMaleIRRCrudeg/a adjFemaleMalePRCrudeadj
Sewage670.9334.52.0369.6382.5433220.22242.1253.41103.9554.72611.7628.7
Programming/broadcasting activities254.3111.22.3151.6154.412934.33.862.067.0383.3145.52.6213.6219.0
Wood/products manufacturing (not furniture)15484.61.890.6112.1147.865.72.274.595.9301.8150.32165.1205.7
Other transport equipment manufacturing83.9151.40.6139.5126.250.766.80.863.162.0134.6218.20.6202.6186.1
Building construction68.6145.90.5130.7102.836.187.80.478.060.5104.6233.70.4208.7161.5
Residential care activities188.2114.21.6160.8116.156.426.42.145.931.1244.6140.61.7206.7145.5
Motor vehicles/trailers/semi-trailers manufacturing94.8113.60.8108.0107.574.669.61.168.571.5169.4183.20.9176.5177.1
Forestry/logging156.781.71.985.5112.193.551.21.853.167.3250.2132.91.9138.6177.3
Coal mining/lignite69.6147.80.5139.6111.6096.1089.351.769.6243.80.3228.9161.5
Food products manufacturing125.473.81.783.798.3127.950.72.568.280.6253.2124.52151.9176.9
Computer/electronic/optical products manufacturing132.372.81.893.8104.613230.84.370.672.3264.3103.62.6164.4175.0
Furniture manufacturing129.669.81.978.495.4112.941.82.753.970.0242.5111.62.2132.3163.5
Postal/courier activities101.487.71.289.381.670.450.61.454.451.1171.8138.31.2143.7131.3
Water transport100.2105.90.9103.084.339.448.30.846.237.1139.6154.10.9149.2120.1
Coke/refined petroleum products manufacturing106.170.31.572.176.092.743.52.147.557.0198.7113.81.7119.6131.5
Textiles manufacturing121.572.91.786.590.384.435.62.450.952.8205.9108.51.9137.3141.5
Electrical equipment manufacturing102.4761.380.088.296.636.62.650.759.5198.9112.61.8130.7146.0
Rubber/plastic products manufacturing10177.51.380.691.877.645.11.751.758.6178.6122.51.5132.4148.7
Land/pipeline transport109.790.41.290.585.647.345.2144.440.4157.1135.51.2134.9124.5
Beverages manufacturing80.897.50.891.991.849.749147.549.0130.5146.60.9139.4139.2
Crop/animal production/ hunting/related services115.2592.066.877.095.138.22.547.056.9210.397.12.2113.8132.4
Others69.250.31.456.056.230.520.61.523.824.299.770.91.479.876.5
Brazil74.959.91.363.163.137.328.21.330.430.4112.288.11.393.692.5
  • The population prevalence was the standard.

  • adj, adjusted; IRR, incidence risk ratio; MSD, musculoskeletal disorders; PR, prevalence ratio.