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Prevalence of Injury in Occupation and Industry: Role of Obesity in the National Health Interview Survey 2004 to 2013
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Details:
  • Pubmed ID:
    27058472
  • Pubmed Central ID:
    PMC4922363
  • Funding:
    CC999999/Intramural CDC HHS/United States
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  • Description:
    Objectives

    The aim of this study was to estimate prevalence of injury by occupation and industry and obesity’s role.

    Methods

    Self-reported injuries were collected annually for US workers during 2004 to 2013. Prevalence ratios (PRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were obtained from fitted logistic regression models.

    Results

    Overall weighted injury prevalence during the previous three months was 77 per 10,000 workers. Age-adjusted injury prevalence was greatest for Construction and Extraction workers (169.7/10,000) followed by Production (160.6) among occupations, while workers in the Construction industry sector (147.9) had the highest injury prevalence followed by the Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Mining/Utilities sector (122.1). Overweight and obese workers were 26% to 45% more likely to experience injuries than normal-weight workers.

    Conclusion

    The prevalence of injury, highest for Construction workers, gradually increased as body mass index levels increased in most occupational and industry groups.