Comparison of Health Outcomes Among Older Construction and Blue-Collar Employees in the United States

TitleComparison of Health Outcomes Among Older Construction and Blue-Collar Employees in the United States
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsPetersen, JS, Zwerling, C
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
VolumeVol. 34
Issue3
Pagination280-287
KeywordsEmployment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status, Net Worth and Assets
Abstract

This article examines health outcomes of older male construction workers (age 51-61), as compared with older male blue-collar workers of the same age range. Results show that older construction workers are significantly more susceptible to musculoskeletal problems, emotional disorders, and chronic lung disease (CLD). This high rate of CLD, non-smoking construction workers are three times more likely to have CLD than are non-smoking blue-collar workers, is most likely due to on-the-job dust exposure. These findings suggest the need for further research on these topics and on possible solutions to these problems.

Endnote Keywords

Health Status/Labor/Economic Status/Job Characteristics

Endnote ID

8270

Citation Key6620