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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(6), 6006-6015; doi:10.3390/ijerph120606006

Socioeconomic Inequalities and Occupational Injury Disability in China: A Population-Based Survey

Institute of Population Research, WHO Collaborating Center on Reproductive Health and Population Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
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Received: 7 April 2015 / Revised: 13 May 2015 / Accepted: 22 May 2015 / Published: 28 May 2015
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Abstract

Objective: To estimate the prevalence of occupational injury disability (OID) and to examine the socioeconomic status of OID in China. Methods: The data derived from the China National Sample Survey on Disability in 2006 involving people aged 16–59 years old. Descriptive statistics are used to measure OID’s prevalence, and a binary logistic regression is used to identify the risk factors. Results: The population-weighted prevalence of OID is 1.81 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.67–1.94). Socioeconomic risk factors include male sex, older age, living in urban areas, junior high school education, income below the poverty line, a lack of occupational injury insurance, living in the western region and working in high-risk occupations. Conclusions: OID is common among Chinese people aged 16–59 years old. Being male or older and having a lower income are risk factors for OID, similar to the results of previous research, but education is different. More training and education needs to be implemented to prevent OID. View Full-Text
Keywords: occupational injury disability; socioeconomic inequalities; China occupational injury disability; socioeconomic inequalities; China
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Wang, H.; Chen, G.; Wang, Z.; Zheng, X. Socioeconomic Inequalities and Occupational Injury Disability in China: A Population-Based Survey. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 6006-6015.

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