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Document ID (ISN)59390
CIS number 93-130
ISSN - Serial title 0300-5771 - International Journal of Epidemiology
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Qun W.W., Dobson A.J.
Title Cigarette smoking and sick leave in an industrial population in Shanghai, China
Bibliographic information Apr. 1992, Vol.21, No.2, p.293-297. 13 ref.
Abstract A study of cigarette smoking and sick leave was conducted at a large Chinese petrochemical complex in 1988. Among a random sample of 1,856 men the smoking prevalence was 80% with the highest rate (84%) occurring in the 25-34 age group. Retrospective data were also collected on sick leave. In 1986 13% of men took sick leave, and 12% took it in 1987. The mean duration of sick leave was three days per year. In 1986 the odds ratios (OR) for taking sick leave were 2.37 for heavy smokers and 1.45 for light smokers compared to unity for non-smokers; the corresponding OR for 1987 were 1.70 and 1.28 for heavy and light smokers compared with non-smokers. Smoking was positively associated with sick leave even after adjustment for age, alcohol consumption, and exposure to chemicals; OR = 1.56 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.06-2.31) in 1986 and OR = 1.32 (95% CI: 0.90-1.95) in 1987.
Descriptors (primary) China; sickness absenteeism; smoking
Descriptors (secondary) assessment of knowledge; petrochemical industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia; China
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Smoking