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Document ID (ISN)44145
CIS number 85-1181
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Reina Gˇmez F.
Title Alcoholism - a psychological, social and occupational problem
Original title Alcoholismo: problema psico-socio-laboral [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 1984, Vol.31, No.122, p.3-24. 11 ref.
Abstract A survey of the problem of alcoholism in Spain. Statistics presented show that an estimated 8000 deaths in 1971 were directly attributable to alcohol consumption, of which 300 were occupational accidents. In the same year, 150,000 occupational accidents were attributed to alcohol consumption, with hospital expenses alone amounting to 300 million pesetas. In a 6-year study of approx. 13,000 workers in a construction company, strong statistical correlation was found between drinking habits and accident proneness. In another study of approx. 54,000 workers, it was found that during a specified period 33% of the non-drinkers and 43.4% of the drinkers had occupational accidents - with the highest rate among those drinking 2L or more of wine a day (61%). Preventive measures and diagnostic features of alcoholism are detailed.
Descriptors (primary) alcohol consumption and accidents; alcoholism
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; statistical aspects; accident proneness
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Alcohol and drug abuse