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Table 2 Occupational allergic diseases – classification of the confirmed cases according to gender – average over 5 years (2010–2014)

From: Gender-related aspects in occupational allergies – Secondary publication and update

  Percentage [%] among the specific disease Percentage [%] of all confirmed occupational diseases among
male female male [100% = 22,725] female [100% = 13,232]
All confirmed occupational diseases [100% = 35,957] 63 37***
BK 5101 42 58*** 36 87***
BK 4301 63 37*** 1.87 1.85
BK 1315 81 19*** 0.15 0.06*
BK 4201 69 31*** 0.18 0.12
  1. Occupational disease (BK) 5101: skin diseases, BK 4301: allergic obstructive respiratory diseases, BK 1315;
  2. isocyanates, BK 4201: hypersensitivity pneumonitis; Significant differences between male and female: * = p < 0.05; *** = p < 0.0001