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Author: Anonoymous, Women's Health Weekly
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1. Anonoymous, Women's Health Weekly
Gender Studies; Study Findings From T.A. Berdahl et. al. Broaden Understanding of Gender Studies
Women's Health Weekly, January 22, 2009; pg. 221.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: NewsRx
Keyword(s): Gender; Gender Attitudes/Roles; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Occupational Segregation; Racial Differences; Women's Studies; Work Hours/Schedule

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2009 JAN 22 - ( -- "I examined workplace injury risk over time and across racial/ethnic and gender groups to observe patterns of change and to understand how occupational characteristics and job mobility influence these changes (see also Gender Studies). I used hierarchical generalized linear models to estimate individual workplace injury and illness risk overtime (''trajectories'') for a cohort of American workers who participated in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (1988-1998)," researchers in the United States report.

"Significant temporal variation in injury risk was observed across racial/ethnic and gender groups. At baseline, White men had a high risk of injury relative to the other groups and experienced the greatest decline over time. Latino men demonstrated a pattern of lower injury risk across time compared with White men. Among both Latinos; and non-Latino Whites, women had lower odds of injury than did men. Non-Latino Black women's injury risk was similar to Black men's and greater than that for both Latino and non-Latino White women. Occupational characteristics and job mobility partly explained these differences. Disparities between racial/ethnic and gender groups were dynamic and changed over time," wrote T.A. Berdahl and colleagues.

The researchers concluded: "Workplace injury risk was associated with job dimensions such as work schedule, union representation, health insurance, job hours, occupational racial segregation, and occupational environmental hazards. (Am J Public Health. 2008;98:2258-2263. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2006.103135)'."

Berdahl and colleagues published their study in American Journal of Public Health (Racial/Ethnic and Gender Differences in Individual Workplace Injury Risk Trajectories: 1988-1998. American Journal of Public Health, 2008;98(12):2258-2263).

For additional information, contact T.A. Berdahl, Agcy Healthcare Research & Qual, Center Financing Access & Cost Trends, 540 Gaither Rd., Rockville, MD 20850, USA.

Publisher contact information for the American Journal of Public Health is: American Public Health Association Inc., 800 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3710, USA.

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Anonoymous, Women's Health Weekly. "Gender Studies; Study Findings From T.A. Berdahl et. al. Broaden Understanding of Gender Studies." Women's Health Weekly, January 22, 2009; pg. 221.