This study aims to validate a previously defined model of the risk of occupational injuries among older workers with visual, auditory, or other impairments.
That model was based upon the Health and Retirement Study (HRS).
The previous logistic regression model was recalculated using data from the 1994 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).
The parameter estimates for impaired hearing (1.81 in NHIS, 1.55 in HRS), impaired vision (2.42 in NHIS, 1.48 in HRS), and self-employment (0.22 in NHIS, 0.49 in HRS) were in same direction and of roughly the same magnitude.
The previously defined model was confirmed using NHIS data.
The data suggest that as the workforce ages, more attention must be paid to the accommodation of disabilities in the workplace, especially sensory impairments-poor vision and hearing.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident travail, Blessure, Milieu professionnel, Vieillard, Homme, Age, Handicap sensoriel, Trouble vision, Trouble audition, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Facteur risque, Modèle, Validation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational accident, Injury, Occupational environment, Elderly, Human, Age, Sensory handicap, Vision disorder, Auditory disorder, United States, North America, America, Risk factor, Models, Validation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0450096
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 25/01/1999.