The effect of the presence and characteristics of an outlying group on exposure-outcome associations

P. Coenen, S.E. Mathiassen, I. Kingma, C.R.L. Boot, P.M. Bongers, J.H. van Dieen

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OBJECTIVES: Physical exposures (eg, lifting or bending) are believed to be risk factors for low-back pain (LBP), but the literature is inconsistent. Exposure and LBP prevalence differ considerably between occupations, and exposure-outcome associations could be severely modified by the presence of particular occupational groups. We aimed to investigate the influence of such outlying groups on the properties of associations between exposure and LBP.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-74
JournalScandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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