|Document ID (ISN)||67833|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
|Convention or series no.
||Zwerling C., Sprince N.L., Wallace R.B., Davis C.S., Whitten P.S., Heeringa S.G.
||Alcohol and occupational injuries among older workers
||1996, Vol.28, No.3, p.371-376. 14 ref.
||In this study the relationship between alcohol use and occupational injuries was examined in a nationally representative sample of older American workers (i.e. a cohort of 6,857 subjects 51-61 years old). The association between responses to four questions of the CAGE alcoholism screening test, a self-report of average daily alcohol consumption (0-5+ drinks per day) and the occurrence of an occupational injury within the last year was assessed. It was found that moderate drinkers (1-2 drinks per day) had lower injury rates than either heavy drinkers or teetotallers. For the CAGE questions, the proportion of injuries increased in most cases with the number of positive responses. Data from other investigations are also compared.
||occupational accidents; age-linked differences; alcohol consumption and accidents; alcoholism
||USA; safety service records; cross-sectional study; cohort study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Alcohol and drug abuse