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Document ID (ISN)19252
CIS number 73-502
ISSN - Serial title British Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Taylor P.J., Pocock S.J.
Title Commuter travel and sickness absence of London office workers
Bibliographic information Aug. 1972, Vol.26, No.3, p.165-172. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract The relationship between the pattern of commuter travel to work and sickness absence was studied in a population of 1984 office workers in central London. The median journey time was 1h; the average journey had 2.8 stages. One third of the sample considered their journey uncomfortable. The number of journey stages was the most important factor relating to both certified and uncertified sickness. The use of a car or a journey lasting >1.5h was associated with higher uncertified rates of absence. The incidence of certified influenza did not relate to any specific aspect of the journey, including the use of public transport.
Descriptors (primary) office work; sickness absenteeism
Descriptors (secondary) influenza; United Kingdom; public transport; road transport; health impairment
Document type -
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Office work
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)