Alcohol-related sickness absence among young employees: Gender differences and the prevention paradox.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10143/315431
Title:
Alcohol-related sickness absence among young employees: Gender differences and the prevention paradox.
Authors:
Schou, Line A.; Storvoll, Elisabet E.; Moan, Inger Synnøve
Citation:
2014: Eur J Public Health doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku035

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dc.contributor.authorSchou, Line A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorStorvoll, Elisabet E.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMoan, Inger Synnøveen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-07T07:12:14Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-07T07:12:14Z-
dc.date.issued2014-03-26-
dc.identifier.citation2014: Eur J Public Health doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku035en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1464-360X-
dc.identifier.pmid24675063-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/eurpub/cku035-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10143/315431-
dc.description.abstractFew studies have examined alcohol-related sickness absence among young employees, although young adults are known to drink quite heavily. There are substantial differences in drinking patterns between men and women, yet gender differences have rarely been the main focus in research on alcohol-related sickness absence. Thus the present paper aims to examine gender differences in the prevalence of alcohol-related sickness absence among young employees in Norway, and in the associations between drinking patterns and such absence. Further, to examine whether the prevention paradox applies to alcohol-related sickness absence among both genders.en_GB
dc.description.abstractA sample of employed young adults, 49.7% male (N = 1762, mean age = 28.3; SD = 1.9), was obtained from a general population survey of Norwegians. Self-reported measures on alcohol-related sickness absence and various drinking measures were applied.en_GB
dc.description.abstractMen reported absence from work due to drinking almost twice as often as women. There was a statistically significant gender difference in the drinking-absence association only for one of the three alcohol measures, indicating a stronger relationship among women. The heaviest drinkers (about 6% of the sample) reported a disproportionally large share of alcohol-related sickness absence (19%), yet the vast majority of such absence was found among the moderate drinkers (81%).en_GB
dc.description.abstractAlcohol-related sickness absence is more common among men than women. This gender difference may reflect differences in drinking habits rather than the likelihood of being absent after drinking. The results indicate that the prevention paradox applies to alcohol-related sickness absence among young employees of both genders.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to European journal of public healthen_GB
dc.titleAlcohol-related sickness absence among young employees: Gender differences and the prevention paradox.-
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typepeer revieweden
dc.contributor.departmentNorwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS), N-0105 Oslo, Norwayen_GB
dc.identifier.journalEuropean journal of public healthen_GB
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