Occupational hazards and heart attacks

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There has been limited research on occupation health hazards and heart disease. With the exception of the effects of noise, even less research has been conducted on occupational safety hazards, however. This study takes an initial look at interrelationships between safety hazards and heart disease. Fatal injury rates within industries are taken as proxies for safety hazards; fatal heart attack rates are taken as proxies for heart disease. Holding age, race, and gender constant evidence is found which is consistent with the hypothesis that safety hazards, through their effects on stress, either cause or exascerbate heart disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1181-1185
Number of pages5
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • heart disease
  • multiple regression
  • safety hazards
  • stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Development
  • Health(social science)


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