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Document ID (ISN)60053
CIS number 93-1039
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tsai S.P., Gilstrap E.L., Cowles S.R., Waddell L.C., Ross C.E.
Title Personal and job characteristics of musculoskeletal injuries in an industrial population
Bibliographic information June 1992, Vol.34, No.6, p.606-612. 51 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) back disorders; backache; petroleum and natural gas industry; risk factors; injuries
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; obesity; sex-linked differences; age-linked differences; blood pressure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system