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Document ID (ISN)64077
CIS number 95-786
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dawson D.A.
Title Heavy drinking and the risk of occupational injury
Bibliographic information Oct. 1994, Vol.26, No.5, p.655-665. 28 ref.
Abstract Data from the 1988 US National Health Interview Survey were analyzed for a sample of 29,192 adults who were employed at some time during the previous year. After adjusting for the effects of age, sex, education, occupation and strenuous job activity, the odds ratio of occupational injury increased with frequency of heavy drinking. Odds ratios were slightly decreased by the inclusion of smoking as a control variable. Odds ratios were also slightly lower when the analysis was restricted to current drinkers, suggesting that the risk of work injury was increased by light or moderate as well as heavy drinking.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; injuries; alcoholism; USA
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; survey; statistical evaluation; sex-linked differences; age-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse