Results: Compared with the reference industry of property and business services, workers in the retail trade industry were found to be more likely to suffer from musculoskeletal conditions (relative risk ratio [RRR], 1.56; 95% CI, 1.04–2.36), while those in health and community services had higher rates of cardiovascular disease (RRR, 2.17; 95% CI, 1.11–4.24). Compared with the reference occupation group of professionals, managers and administrators were less likely to suffer neoplasms (RRR, 0.25; 95% CI, 0.07–0.97). Similar rates of chronic disease were seen across other occupations.
Conclusion: Increasing rates of chronic health conditions are unlikely to have an even impact across the workforce, as the rate of employment of older workers with these conditions varies between industries.
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