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Costs of occupational injuries to teenagers, United States.

Authors
Miller-TR; Waehrer-GM
Source
Inj Prev 1998 Sep; 4(3):211-217
NIOSHTIC No.
20030574
Abstract
This paper estimates the incidence and costs of teenage occupational injuries by severity in the United States. Existing estimates of occupational injury costs are adapted for the teenage population. Incidence estimates are constructed using data from the US 1993 Annual Survey of Occupational Injury and Illness and the 1993 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries combined with incidence data from the National Health Interview Survey. In 1993, an estimated 371,000 teenagers were injured in the workplace, accounting for 4.2% of all occupational injuries. These injuries cost $5 billion, approximately 3% of the total of injury costs involving teenagers. Teenagers appear to account for a larger share of the total number of occupational injuries relative to their presence in the employed workforce, but a lower share of the costs of such injuries.
Keywords
Injuries; Occupational-health; Occupational-hazards; Demographic-characteristics; Age-factors; Age-groups; Occupational-diseases; Occupational-accidents; Accidents
Contact
National Public Services Research Institute, 8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 220 Landover, MD 20785, USA
Publication Date
19980901
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
miller@pire.org
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-012179
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1353-8047
Source Name
Injury Prevention
State
MD
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