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Document ID (ISN)109237
CIS number 09-82
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Friedman L.S., Forst L.
Title Ethnic disparities in traumatic occupational injury
Bibliographic information Mar. 2008, Vol.50, No.3, p.350-358. 32 ref.
Abstract Workers of different ethnicities differ in patterns of employment and occupational risks. This study used the Illinois Trauma Registry to evaluate ethnic disparities among the occupational injuries occurring in the State between 1997 and 2003. Factors analyzed included incidence, severity, cause and place of injury, disability and in-hospital mortality. The incidence rates among Hispanics were more than twice than whites, however, their risk of severe injury less than half. Among African-American workers, the incidence and severity of injuries were lower than whites. Machinery was the primary cause of injury among Hispanics. Finally, African-Americans were found to be disproportionately injured in road accidents, homicides and assaults.
Descriptors (primary) race-linked differences; USA; occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) machinery; injuries; severity rates; violence; frequency rates; fatalities
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Violence and terrorism