|Document ID (ISN)||101077|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Mathematical procedure to adjust for the healthy worker effect: The case of firefighting, diabetes and heart disease
||Dec. 2001, Vol.43, No.12, p.1057-1063. 20 ref.
||This article describes a mathematical procedure to adjust for one component of the healthy worker effect (HWE), namely, the healthy hired effect, such that among firefighters, the exclusion of individuals with diabetes leads to lower-than-expected heart disease deaths. Three examples from real studies are provided to illustrate the application of the mathematical procedure. It can be applied to adjust for other components of the HWE, such as the exclusion of obese individuals and smokers at the time of hire.
||fire fighting; mathematical models; confounding factors; healthy worker effect
||diabetes mellitus; smoking; pre-employment medical examinations; heart diseases; description of technique; obesity
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology