To compare the injury rates of male and female postal workers, the authors reanalyzed data on a cohort of 2,337 new postal employees in Boston, Massachusetts, hired between 1986 and 1989.
The analysis controlled for potential confounding by age, race, smoking status, and drug use.
Using Cox proportional hazards models with time-dependent variables, the authors found that, compared with men, women had an increased relative risk for occupational injuries in each of the three largest job classifications: letter carrier, letter-sorting machine clerk, and mail handler.
The relative risks were not constant over time.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Homme, Epidémiologie, Blessure, Poste, Exposition professionnelle, Etude cohorte, Massachusetts, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Sexe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Human, Epidemiology, Injury, Postal service, Occupational exposure, Cohort study, Massachusetts, United States, North America, America, Sex
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Code Inist : 002B16. Création : 199406.