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Health factors in police job stress.

Authors
Richard-WC; Fell-RD
Source
NIOSH 1975 Dec; :73-84
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00058018
Abstract
A study is conducted among Tennessee police officers to determine the amount of stress-related disease which occurs. Data on disease and occupation are collected from death certificates, community mental health centers, and general hospital admissions. The premature death rate for police is significantly high. The suicide rate for police ranks third among occupations. Police seek help at mental health centers at about average rates. Police are admitted to medical hospitals at a significantly high rate, often with problems of the circulatory and digestive systems. Some of the causes of stress among police officers and means to reduce stress are discussed.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0060; Health-statistics; Law-enforcement-officers; Occupational-health; Gastrointestinal-system-disorders; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Psychological-stress; Psychological-effects;
Publication Date
19751201
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 76-187; Contract-099-74-0060
NIOSH Division
DBBS
Source Name
Job Stress and the Police Officer: Identifying Stress Reduction Techniques, Proceedings of a Symposium, Division of Biomedical and Behavioral Science, NIOSH
State
TN; OH
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