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Exposure to occupational hazards among Hispanics, blacks and non-Hispanic whites in California


Relative risks of exposure to each of six types of occupational injuries and illnesses for Hispanic and Black workers compared to Whites who are not Hispanic were calculated using 1986 California data. Among males, Hispanics faced relative risks of exposure to all hazards adjusted for education and years of work experience of 1.33 (95% CI 1.22, 1.45), while Blacks faced relative risks of 1.17 (1.0, 1.37). Among females, adjusted relative risks were 1.19 (1.09, 1.29) for Hispanics and 1.31 (1.15, 1.50) for Blacks.

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