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Document ID (ISN)66923
CIS number 96-677
ISSN - Serial title 0002-9262 - American Journal of Epidemiology
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kelsh M.A., Sahl J.D.
Title Sex differences in work-related injury rates among electric utility workers
Bibliographic information May 1996, Vol.143, No.10, p.1050-1058. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract Injury trends were examined by type, severity and how they occurred among a cohort of 9,582 female and 26,898 male electric utility workers employed during 1980-1992. Unadjusted injury rates were higher throughout the period for male workers. However, after adjustment for occupation, job experience and age, elevated rate ratios indicate that female workers have higher injury rates. The rate ratios were slightly higher for more severe injuries. Differences between male and female workers in training, physical capacity, task assignments, as well as other factors, could explain the observed injury trends.
Descriptors (primary) electricity; sex-linked differences; electrical industry; injuries
Descriptors (secondary) cohort study; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Power generation and distribution
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Electricity
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment