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Health factors in police job stress.
NIOSH 1975 Dec; :73-84
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.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0060; Health-statistics; Law-enforcement-officers; Occupational-health; Gastrointestinal-system-disorders; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Psychological-stress; Psychological-effects;
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-187; Contract-099-74-0060
Job Stress and the Police Officer: Identifying Stress Reduction Techniques, Proceedings of a Symposium, Division of Biomedical and Behavioral Science, NIOSH
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