|Document ID (ISN)||60053|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Tsai S.P., Gilstrap E.L., Cowles S.R., Waddell L.C., Ross C.E.
||Personal and job characteristics of musculoskeletal injuries in an industrial population
||June 1992, Vol.34, No.6, p.606-612. 51 ref.
||A cross-sectional study of 10,350 employees of an oil manufacturing facility was conducted; 275 employees with low back and 456 with non-low back musculoskeletal injuries were compared with 8,295 employees without such injuries. The study shows that estimated relative risks (RRs) for low back injuries are significantly higher among smokers (RR=1.54, P<.01) and overweight persons (RR=1.42, P<.01). This is also true for non-low back musculoskeletal injury (RR=1.23, P=.05 for smokers and RR=1.53, P<.01 for the overweight). Persons in more physically demanding jobs had an increased RR for both low back and non-low back musculoskeletal injuries (RR=1.57, P<.01 and RR=1.35, P=.02, respectively). An integrated injury prevention programme for such injuries is suggested.
||back disorders; backache; petroleum and natural gas industry; risk factors; injuries
||smoking; obesity; sex-linked differences; age-linked differences; blood pressure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Petroleum and natural gas industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system