Quantification of the healthy worker effect: a nationwide cohort study among electricians in Denmark

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p571
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a cohort study conducted on electricians in Denmark to analyze the healthy worker effect (HWE) among them and discusses the relationship between the occupation and mortality. It is mentioned that all Danish male citizens between the age group of 26 to 56 years during 1984 to 1992 were studied. It was observed that electricians have low mortality than general population however, mortality rate increases on leaving the job or on long sick leaves.


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