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Author Bishop, Karen.

Title Risk factors and participation in work / [written by Karen Bishop]
Published Canberra : Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2010


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Description v, 41 pages ; 30 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Scope, definitions and data limitations -- 3. Overview of risk factors status and labour force status -- 4. Risk factors and chronic disease -- 5. Risk factors and labour force status -- 6. Risk factors and absenteeism -- 7. Loss of workforce capacity -- 8. Discussion
Summary This report builds on the previous AIHW report Chronic disease and participation in work by showing the association between risk factors and participation in work. In 2004-05, nearly all (96%) working-age people in Australia reported one health risk factor, and three-quarters reported more than one. People who reported three or more risk factors were significantly more likely to not participate in the labour force compared with those who reported no risk factors. Absentee rates for people who reported a risk factor and a chronic disease were significantly higher compared with people reporting no risk factors and no chronic disease. This report is a further reminder of the importance of reducing risk factor prevalence to lessen the impact of future chronic disease among working-age people
Notes March 2010
"This report was written by Karen Bishop"--P. iv
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 41)
Subject Chronic diseases -- Economic aspects -- Australia.
Labor supply -- Australia -- Statistics.
Absenteeism (Labor) -- Australia -- Statistics.
Chronic diseases -- Risk factors -- Australia.
Chronic diseases -- Australia -- Statistics.
Genre/Form Statistics.
Author Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Chronic disease and participation in work
ISBN 9781742490052