|Title||Risk factors for occupational injuries among older workers: an analysis of the health and retirement study.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1996|
|Authors||Zwerling, C, Sprince, NL, Wallace, RB, Davis, CS, Whitten, PS, Heeringa, SG|
|Journal||Am J Public Health|
|Date Published||1996 Sep|
|Keywords||Accidents, Occupational, Cross-Sectional Studies, Educational Status, Female, Health Status, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Occupational Diseases, Regression Analysis, Retirement, Risk Factors, Sex Factors, United States, Wounds and Injuries|
OBJECTIVES: This study examined risk factors for occupational injury among older workers.
METHODS: We analyzed data on 6854 employed nonfarmers from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), a population-based sample of Americans 51 through 61 years old.
RESULTS: Occupational injuries were associated with the following: the occupations of mechanics and repairers (odds ratio [OR] = 2.27), service personnel (OR = 1.68), and laborers (OR = 2.18); jobs requiring heavy lifting (OR = 2.75); workers' impaired hearing (OR = 1.60) and impaired vision (OR = 1.53); and jobs requiring good vision (OR = 1.43). Self-employment was associated with fewer injuries (OR = 0.47).
CONCLUSIONS: These results emphasize the importance of a good match between job demands and worker capabilities.
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Accidents, Occupational/Educational Status/Health Status/Gender/Middle Age/Occupational Diseases/Regression Analysis/Retirement/Risk Factors/Sex Factors/Support, Non U.S. Government/Support, U.S. Government--PHS/Wounds and Injuries
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|Alternate Journal||Am J Public Health|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC1380597|
|Grant List||U01 AG009740 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States |
1K01 OHAG00150-01 / OH / NIOSH CDC HHS / United States