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Source: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
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1. Dong, Xiuwen Sue
Wang, Xuanwen
Largay, Julie
Occupational and Non-occupational Factors Associated with Work-related Injuries among Construction Workers in the USA
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 21,2 (March 2015): 142-150.
Also: http://www.maneyonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/2049396714Y.0000000107
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Keyword(s): Blue-Collar Jobs; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Injuries, Workplace; Occupations; Work Hours

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Background: Many factors contribute to occupational injuries. However, these factors have been compartmentalized and isolated in most studies.

Objective: To examine the relationship between work-related injuries and multiple occupational and non-occupational factors among construction workers in the USA.

Methods: Data from the 1988-2000 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1979 cohort (N=12,686) were analyzed. Job exposures and health behaviors were examined and used as independent variables in four multivariate logistic regression models to identify associations with occupational injuries.

Results: After controlling for demographic variables, occupational injuries were 18% (95% CI: 1.04-1.34) more likely in construction than in non-construction. Blue-collar occupations, job physical efforts, multiple jobs, and long working hours accounted for the escalated risk in construction. Smoking, obesity/overweight, and cocaine use significantly increased the risk of work-related injury when demographics and occupational factors were held constant.

Conclusions: Workplace injuries are better explained by simultaneously examining occupational and non-occupational characteristics

Bibliography Citation
Dong, Xiuwen Sue, Xuanwen Wang and Julie Largay. "Occupational and Non-occupational Factors Associated with Work-related Injuries among Construction Workers in the USA ." International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 21,2 (March 2015): 142-150.