Young adults, mortality, and employment

Evelyn P. Davila, Sharon L. Christ, Alberto J Caban-Martinez, David J Lee, Kristopher Arheart, William G. Leblanc, Kathryn McCollister, Tainya Clarke, Frederick Zimmerman, Elizabeth Goodman, Carles Muntaner, Lora E. Fleming

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Objective: This study assessed the relationship between employment status and mortality over a 2-year period among a nationally representative sample of young adults aged 18 to 24 years (n = 121,478, representing more than 21 million US young adults). Methods: By using data from the 1986-2000 National Health Interview Survey and its public-use mortality follow-up through 2002, mortality after 2-year follow-up (for each individual) was regressed on employment status at baseline, controlling for gender, race, education, season, and survey design. Results: Having been employed was associated with significantly lower risks of all-cause, homicide, and "other-cause" mortality (adjusted odds ratios range: 0.51 to 0.60). Conclusion: Working appears to be a factor that may prevent premature mortality among young adults; increasing unemployment may result in increased mortality risks among young adults in the future. Copyright 2010

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-504
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010

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Health Surveys
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Young adults, mortality, and employment. / Davila, Evelyn P.; Christ, Sharon L.; Caban-Martinez, Alberto J; Lee, David J; Arheart, Kristopher; Leblanc, William G.; McCollister, Kathryn; Clarke, Tainya; Zimmerman, Frederick; Goodman, Elizabeth; Muntaner, Carles; Fleming, Lora E.

In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 52, No. 5, 01.05.2010, p. 501-504.

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Davila, EP, Christ, SL, Caban-Martinez, AJ, Lee, DJ, Arheart, K, Leblanc, WG, McCollister, K, Clarke, T, Zimmerman, F, Goodman, E, Muntaner, C & Fleming, LE 2010, 'Young adults, mortality, and employment', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 501-504. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181d5e371
Davila, Evelyn P. ; Christ, Sharon L. ; Caban-Martinez, Alberto J ; Lee, David J ; Arheart, Kristopher ; Leblanc, William G. ; McCollister, Kathryn ; Clarke, Tainya ; Zimmerman, Frederick ; Goodman, Elizabeth ; Muntaner, Carles ; Fleming, Lora E. / Young adults, mortality, and employment. In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2010 ; Vol. 52, No. 5. pp. 501-504.
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