Journal article

Where are older workers with chronic conditions employed?

Deborah J Schofield, Susan L Fletcher, Arul Earnest, Megan E Passey, Rupendra N Shrestha

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine which industries and occupational groups are associated with employment of older workers with chronic work-limiting health conditions in Australia. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: Analysis of data from the 2005 National Health Survey for 4228 workers aged 45-64 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Rate of employment by industry and occupation of older workers with specific chronic conditions. RESULTS: Compared with the reference industry of property and business services, workers in the retail trade industry were found to be more likely to suffer from musculoskeletal conditions (relative risk ratio [RRR], 1.56; 95% CI, 1.04-2.36), while those in health and community services had hi..

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