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Document ID (ISN)111291
CIS number 10-0815
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tak S., Alterman T., Baron S., Calvert G.M.
Title Racial and ethnic disparities in work-related injuries and socio-economic resources among nursing assistants employed in US nursing homes
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.53, No.10, p.951-959. 37 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to estimate the proportion of nursing assistants (NAs) in the United States with work-related injuries and insufficient socio-economic resources by race/ethnicity. Data from the 2004 National Nursing Assistant Survey were analyzed. Among 2,880 participants, 44% reported "scratch, open wounds, or cuts" followed by "back injuries" (17%), "black eyes or other types of bruising" (16%), and "human bites" (12%). When compared to non-Hispanic white NAs, the adjusted rate ratio (RR) for wound/cut was 0.74 for non-Hispanic black NAs. RRs for black eyes/bruises were 0.18 for non-Hispanic black NAs and 0.55 for Hispanic NAs. Minority racial and ethnic groups were less likely to report having experienced injuries compared with non-Hispanic white NAs. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) USA; notification of occupational accidents; race-linked differences; health care personnel; occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) conditions of work; human behaviour; hazard evaluation; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; social aspects; frequency rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services