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Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde

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CORDEIRO, Técia Maria Santos Carneiro e et al. Reporting of work-related mental disorders among workers in Bahia: a descriptive study, 2007-2012. Epidemiol. Serv. Saúde [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.2, pp.363-372. ISSN 1679-4974.


to describe characteristics of work-related mental disorder (WRMD) cases in the State of Bahia, Brazil, 2007-2012.


this was a descriptive study using Bahia Surveillance and Health Protection Superintendents Office data kept on the Notifiable Diseases Information System (Sinan).


211 cases of WRMD were reported, 97.0% in the Worker's Health Reference Centers (CEREST), with more reported cases in 2011 (n=63; 29.9%); slightly more than half the cases were found among men (n=108; 51.2%), the majority aged 18-49 (n=167; 79.1%), in formal jobs (n=179; 84.8%) and among service workers and sales persons (n=48; 22.7%); the most reported disorder was post-traumatic stress (n=51; 24.2%).


almost all cases were reported in CEREST; despite underreporting, the characterization of cases is relevant for informing the construction of a network of mental health care in Occupational Health.

Keywords : Mental Disorders; Occupational Health; Disease Notification; Epidemiology, Descriptive; Mental Health.

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