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Examining associations between job characteristics and health: linking data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to two US national health surveys.

Authors
Alterman-T; Grosch-J; Chen-X; Chrislip-D; Petersen-M; Krieg-E; Chung-H; Muntaner-C
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2008 Dec; 50(12):1401-1413
NIOSHTIC No.
20034871
Abstract
Objective: To determine whether the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database can be used to identify job dimensions to serve as proxy measures for psychosocial factors and select environmental factors, and to determine whether the the factors could be linked to national health surveys to examine associations with health risk behaviors and outcomes. Methods: job characteristics were obtained from O*NET 98. Health outcomes were obtained from two national surveys. Data were linked using Bureau of Census codes. Multiple logistic regression was used to examine associations between O*NET factors and cardiovascular disease, depression, and health risk factors. Results: Seven of nine work organization or psychosocial factors were significantly associated with health risk behaviors In both the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III and National Health Interview Survey. Conclusions: This study demonstrates a method for linking independently obtained. health and job characteristic data based on occupational code.
Keywords
Statistical-analysis; Psychological-factors; Psychological-responses; Psychological-stress; Sociological-factors; Sociology; Work-environment; Worker-health; Workplace-studies; Health-surveys; Surveillance-programs
Contact
Toni Alterman, NIOSH, Division of Surveillance Hazard Evaluation & Field Studies, MS-R17, 5555 Ridge Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20081201
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
talterman@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
12
ISSN
1076-2752
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; DART
Priority Area
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
OH
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