Systematic review and meta-analysis of occupational exposures to hazards within the veterinary profession

Oluwawemino Adebowale, Gabriel Fasanmi, Babafela Awosile, Monsurat Afolabi, Folorunsho Fasina

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Abstract

Understanding hazards within the veterinary profession is critical for developing strategies to ensure the health and safety of personnel in the work environment. This study was conducted to systematically review and synthesize data on reported risks within veterinary workplaces. A systematic review of published data on occupational hazards and associated risk factors were searched within three database platforms namely PubMed, Ebscohost, and Google scholar. To determine the proportion estimates of hazards and pooled odds ratio, two random-effects meta-analysis were performed. For the biological, chemical and physical hazards, the pooled proportion estimates were 17% (95% CI: 15.0-19.0, p < 0.001), 7.0% (95% CI: 6.0-9.0%, p < 0.001) and 65.0% (95% CI: 39.0-91.0%, p < 0.001) respectively. A pooled odds ratio indicated the risk of exposures to physical (OR=1.012, 95% CI: 1.008
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-22
JournalOpen Veterinary Science
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 21 2021

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