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Fact of the Week: 20 February 2012

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Older Workers More Likely to Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

"In 2010, an estimated 3.1% of employed adults aged 18-64 years had carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months. The percentage of employed adults with carpal tunnel syndrome increased with each age group." The highest rate was for employed women aged 45-64, with almost 7% reporting having carpal tunnel syndrome within the past 12 months, according to a 2011 analysis of National Health Interview Survey data.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). QuickStats: Percentage of employed adults* aged 18-64 years who had carpal tunnel syndrome in the past 12 months, by sex and age group - national health interview survey, 2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 60(49), 1680. Retrieved from

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