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Sensory impairment in older US workers.

Authors
Davila-EP; Caban-Martinez-AJ; Muennig-P; Lee-DJ; Fleming-LE; Ferraro-KF; LeBlanc-WG; Lam-BL; Arheart-KL; McCollister-KE; Zheng-D; Christ-SL
Source
Am J Publ Health 2009 Aug; 99(8):1378-1385
NIOSHTIC No.
20038177
Abstract
We used 1997-2004 National Health Interview Survey data to evaluate the prevalence of sensory impairment among US workers 65 years and older. Hearing impairment prevalence was 3 times that of visual impairment (33.4% vs 10.2%), and 38% of older workers reported experiencing either impairment. Farm operators, mechanics, and motor vehicle operators had the highest prevalence of sensory impairment. Workplace screening and accommodations, including sensory protection devices for older workers, are warranted given the greater risk for injuries among the sensory impaired.
Keywords
Workers; Worker-health; Public-health; Health-hazards; Surveillance-programs; Vision-disorders; Hearing-impairment; Hearing-disorders; Hearing-level; Hearing-loss; Sensory-disorders; Age-factors; Agricultural-workers; Racial-factors; Sex-factors; Construction-workers; Machine-operators; Welders; Education
Contact
David J. Lee, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Clinical Research Building, 1120 NW 14th St, Room 1530, Miami, FL 33136
CODEN
AJHEAA
Publication Date
20090801
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
dlee@med.miami.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003915
Issue of Publication
8
ISSN
0090-0036
Source Name
American Journal of Public Health
State
FL; NY; IN; NC
Performing Organization
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
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