Are multiple job holders at increased risk of injury? findings from the national health interview survey
Using information from the National Health Interview Survey for the years 1997-2011, we estimated the rate of multiple job holding in the U.S. and compared characteristics and rates of self-reported injury (work and non-work) for SJHs vs. MJHs.
Approximately 8.4% of those employed reported working more than one job in the week before the interview. The incidence rate of work and non-work injury episodes per 100 employed workers was higher for MJHs compared with SJHs (4.2 vs. 3.3 work injuries and 9.9 vs. 7.4 non-work injuries per 100 workers, respectively). The rate ratio of injury episodes remained higher for MJHs when calculated per 100 Full time Equivalents (p<0.05).
Our findings suggest that working in multiple jobs is associated with an increased risk of an injury (work and non-work) and should be considered in injury surveillance.
Learning Areas:Occupational health and safety
Public health or related research
Compare the risk of injury in the U.S. for those working in multiple jobs (MJH) with those working in only one job (SJH).
Keyword(s): Injury, Surveillance
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the principal investigator on several research studies at the liberty mutual research institute for safety focusing on injury surveillance and epidemiology. I have particular interest in developing methods for injury surviellance, anlayzing narrative text and evaluting the burden of injury. I have led field studies as well as large population studies.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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