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  1. Fulltext. Risk factors for occupational injuries among older workers : An analysis of the health and retirement study.

    Article - En anglais

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    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.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Accident travail, Age, Condition travail, Activité professionnelle, Médecine travail, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational accident, Age, Working condition, Professional activity, Occupational medicine, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Human, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0452607

    Code Inist : 002B30B01B. Création : 10/04/1997.