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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 85  |  Page : 355--361

The risk of occupational injury increased according to severity of noise exposure after controlling for occupational environment status in Korea

Jin-Ha Yoon1, Jaehoon Roh1, Chi-Nyon Kim2, Jong-Uk Won3 
1 The Institute for Occupational Health, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul; Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul; Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul; Incheon Worker's Health Center, Incheon, Korea
2 The Institute for Occupational Health, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul; Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
3 The Institute for Occupational Health, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul; Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul; Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Jong-Uk Won
The Institute for Occupational Health, Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50, Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749
Korea

Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between noise exposure and risk of occupational injury. Materials and Methods: Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was used for the current study. Self-report questionnaires were used to investigate occupational injury and exposure to noise, chemicals, and machines and equipments. Results: In separate analyses for occupation and occupational hazard, the proportion of occupational injuries increased according to severity of noise exposure (all P < 0.05). Compared to the non-exposure group, the respective odds ratio (95% confidence intervals) for occupational injury was 1.39 (1.07–1.80) and 1.67 (1.13–2.46) in the mild and severe noise exposure groups, after controlling for age, gender, sleep hours, work schedule (shift work), and exposure status to hazardous chemicals and hazardous machines and equipments. Conclusions: The current study highlights the association between noise exposure and risk of occupational injury. Furthermore, risk of occupational injury increased according to severity of noise exposure.


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Yoon JH, Roh J, Kim CN, Won JU. The risk of occupational injury increased according to severity of noise exposure after controlling for occupational environment status in Korea.Noise Health 2016;18:355-361


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Yoon JH, Roh J, Kim CN, Won JU. The risk of occupational injury increased according to severity of noise exposure after controlling for occupational environment status in Korea. Noise Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Aug 8 ];18:355-361
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