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J Safety Res. 2009;40(1):21-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2008.10.012. Epub 2009 Jan 30.

Work injuries and disability.

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  • 1National Research Centre for Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark. ftu@nrcwe.dk

Abstract

PROBLEM:

This study estimated the hazard ratio for disability pension retirement (DPR) for persons who have experienced a work injury causing absence lasting at least one day after the accidental injury occurred and to estimate the fraction of DPR attributable to work injuries.

METHODS:

A total of 4,217 male and 4,105 female employees from a national survey were followed up for subsequent DPR.

RESULTS AND IMPACT ON INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT:

Having had a work injury was a strong predictor of DPR among men. After control for age, smoking, body mass index, body postures, and physical demands, the hazard ratio (HR) among those employees who had ever experienced a work injury was 1.80 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.20-2.68). No association was found among women.

SUMMARY:

Having had a reportable work injury is a strong predictor of subsequent DPR for men.

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