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Document ID (ISN)103412
CIS number 04-338
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gallo W.T., Bradley E.H., Falba T.A., Dubin J.A., Cramer L.D., Bogardus T., Kasl S.V.
Title Involuntary job loss as a risk factor for subsequent myocardial infarction and stroke: Findings from the health and retirement survey
Bibliographic information May 2004, Vol.45, No.5, p.408-416. 45 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to estimate the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke associated with involuntary job loss among workers nearing retirement in the United States. Multivariable analysis was applied to data from the first four waves of the national Health and Retirement Survey (HRS). The sample included 457 workers who had experienced job loss and a comparison group of 3,763 employed individuals. The findings suggest that involuntary job loss should be considered as a plausible risk factor for subsequent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular illness among older workers.
Descriptors (primary) cerebral embolism; older workers; unemployment; risk factors; myocardial infarction
Descriptors (secondary) USA; cardiovascular disorders; psychology and sociology; statistical evaluation; survey; case-control study; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Unemployment
Older workers
Diseases of the nervous system