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Document ID (ISN)47797
CIS number 87-526
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chevalier A., Luce D., Blanc C., Goldberg M.
Title Sickness absence at the French National Electric and Gas Company
Bibliographic information Feb. 1987, Vol.44, No.2, p.101-110. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract The certified sickness absence was studied for 12 months and was described according to the demographic and occupational characteristics of the employees. The principal factors affecting absence are sex, job, and salary. The high percentage of absent women was explained by neither the type of occupation nor family status. Respiratory diseases, accidents, and musculoskeletal and psychiatric disorders were the leading diagnostic categories. Indices of severity, duration, and frequency were calculated and compared between groups. The duration of absence increased with the severity of the medical cause of absence and with the patient's age.
Descriptors (primary) France; electric power distribution; gas industry; power generation and distribution; electric power generation; sickness absenteeism
Descriptors (secondary) morbidity; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; severity rates; statistical aspects; frequency rates; geographical variables
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Power generation and distribution
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Power generation and distribution