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Document ID (ISN)67833
CIS number 96-2339
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zwerling C., Sprince N.L., Wallace R.B., Davis C.S., Whitten P.S., Heeringa S.G.
Title Alcohol and occupational injuries among older workers
Bibliographic information 1996, Vol.28, No.3, p.371-376. 14 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; age-linked differences; alcohol consumption and accidents; alcoholism
Descriptors (secondary) USA; safety service records; cross-sectional study; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Statistics
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Alcohol and drug abuse