Journal article

SMOKING AND ABSENCE FROM WORK - AUSTRALIAN EVIDENCE

R BUSH, M WOODEN

SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1995

Abstract

This study reports on research into the relationship between absence from work and smoking. A key feature of the study is the data, which come from the National Health Survey (NHS) undertaken in 1989/90 in Australia. Involving responses from more than 54,000 individuals, the NHS provides what is almost certainly the largest and most comprehensive data set available in the world today containing information on both absence and smoking behaviour. Moreover, the data permit controls to be applied for a large number of influences thought to have some bearing on work attendance. Logit models of absence incidence over a two week period are estimated, and smoking is consistently found to have a larg..

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