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Document ID (ISN)111674
CIS number 11-0309
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Eng A., 't Mannetje A., Ellison-Loschmann L., McLean D., Cheng S., Pearce N.
Title Ethnic differences in patterns of occupational exposure in New Zealand
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.54, p.410-418. Illus. 40 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate the differences in occupational exposure between Māori (New Zealand's indigenous people) and non-Māori. Participants were randomly selected from the Electoral Roll. Exposure to occupational risk factors was assessed through telephone interviews and exposure prevalences of 273 Māori and 2724 non-Māori workers were compared. Subsequently, Māori were matched with non-Māori on current occupation to assess whether ethnic differences also exist within occupations. Māori were more likely to report exposure to physical strain. Part of these differences remained when Māori were compared with non-Māori in the same job. In addition, Māori women were twice as likely to categorize their job as very or extremely stressful than non-Māori women in the same job, while Māori men were twice as likely to report exposure to dust. Marked ethnic differences exist in risk factors for occupational ill-health, due to both occupational distribution and the distribution of tasks within occupations.
Descriptors (primary) New Zealand; epidemiology; race-linked differences; job-exposure relation
Descriptors (secondary) physical workload; fatigue; subjective assessment; case-control study; sex-linked differences; stress factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Risk evaluation