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  1. Claim rates of compensable back injuries by age, gender, occupation, and industry do they relate to return-to-work experience ? Point of view.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    A retrospective cohort study of Michigan workers'compensation cases invoiving back injuries in 1986 and 1987 with incidence and outcome data.


    To determine claim rates by age, gender, and industry or occupation for compensable back injuries and to investigate the relation between occupation and return to work. of Background Data.

    The cohort of 24,094 Michigan workers compensation cases from 1986 and 1987 in which claimants were compensated for back injuries was reviewed.

    Compensation eligibility requires more than 7 days'disability after injury.


    Claim rates for back injurles by age, gender, and industry or occupation using employment data interpolated from 1980 and 1990 Census 1% Public Use Microdata Samples.

    Cox proportional hazards analysis was performed for return to work in the first 8 weeks after injury, with occupation coded at the three-digit level.


    All-age claim rates for Michigan compensable back injuries by occupation ranged between 0.03% and 1.7% annually (0.39% for all cases) and were generally higher in women in white collar occupations and in men in blue collar occupations.

    The claim rate peaked in men in the 25-34 year range, with the highest rates in manual labor occupations.

    The peak claim rates by age were less marked in women, tending to occur broadly throughout the 25-44-year range.

    Similar all-age values were recorded by industry. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Rachis, Association, Poste travail, Incidence, Incapacité, Compensation, Reprise travail, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Michigan, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Médecine travail, Homme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Spine, Association, Workplace layout, Incidence, Disability, Compensation, Back to work, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Michigan, United States, North America, America, Occupational medicine, Human, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease

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

    Cote : 98-0388724

    Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 25/01/1999.