Three-fold difference in mortality rates by occupation

BBC News Scotland, featuring Katikireddi, S.V., Leyland, A.H., McKee, M., Ralston, K. & Stickler, D. (2017) BBC News Scotland website 24 October 2017. [SLS][ONS LS][NILS]

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A person's occupation can mean a three-old difference in mortality rates, with the unemployed faring worst, researchers have found.

A Glasgow University study found people who work in factories and in construction have higher death rates than doctors and teachers.

Housekeepers and cleaners were also identified as at risk groups.

The findings, published in The Lancet Public Health, examined UK mortality rates by occupation from 1991 to 2011.

The report, by the university's MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, is the first study to rank mortality rates by occupation in the UK in 30 years...

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