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  1. Fulltext. Occupational injuries among older workers with disabilities : A prospective cohort study of the health and retirement survey, 1992 to 1994.

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    We tested the hpothesis that among older workers, disabilities in general, and hearing and visual impairments in particular, are risk factors for accupational injuries.


    Using the first 2 interviews of the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative survey of Americans aged 51 to 61 years, we conducted a prospective cohort study of 5600 employed nonfarmers.


    Testing a logistic regression model developed in a previous cross-sectional study, we found that the following accoupations and risk factors were associated with occupational injury as estimated by odds ratios :

    • service personnel, odds ratio=1.71 (95% confidence interval=1.13,2.57) ;

    • mechanics and repairers, 3.47 (1.98,6.10) ;

    • operators and assemblers, 2.33 (1.51,3.61) ;

    • self-employment, 0.50 (0.34,0.73) ;

    • and self-reported disability, 1.58 (1.14,2.19).

    Replacing the general disability variable with specific hearing and visual impairment variales, we found that poor hearing (1.35 [0.95,1.93]) and poor sight (1.45 [0.94,2.22]) both had elevated odds ratios.


    Poor sight and poor hearing, as well as work disabilities in general, are associated with occupational injuries among older workers.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie professionnelle, Blessure, Incapacité, Trouble audition, Trouble vision, Homme, Age 50-59, ORL pathologie, Oeil pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational disease, Injury, Disability, Auditory disorder, Vision disorder, Human, Age 50-59, ENT disease, Eye disease

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    Cote : 99-0000439

    Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 31/05/1999.