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Document ID (ISN)109132
CIS number 09-69
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chou C.F., Johnson P.J.
Title Health disparities among Americas' health care providers: Evidence from the integrated health interview series, 1982 to 2004
Bibliographic information June 2008, Vol.50, No.6, p.696-704. Illus. 36 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine whether health status and obesity prevalence differ by race or ethnicity and work classification among health care workers in the United States. Data representing health care workers aged 20 to 64 between 1982 and 2004 were retrieved from the Integrated Health Interview Series. Data were analyzed using logistic regression. Over time, there was a decline in the self-reported health status of health care workers, together with a rise in the prevalence of obesity. Moreover, there was a clear social gradient across workforce categories, which is widening over time. Finally, within workforce categories, there were significant race-related relationships in health status and prevalence of obesity.
Descriptors (primary) race-linked differences; state of health; risk factors; health care personnel; obesity
Descriptors (secondary) USA; frequency rates; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Metabolic diseases
Health care services