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Activity Number: 76 - Contributed Poster Presentations: Section on Statistics in Epidemiology
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, August 3, 2020 : 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Epidemiology
Abstract #313358
Title: Estimation of Manufacturing-Related Workplace Injury Risk Through a Point-Based Risk Score Prediction Model
Author(s): Hannah E. Fuchs* and Elizabeth J. Malloy and Jay M. Kapellusch
Companies: American University and American University and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Keywords: Cox proportional hazard model; occupational cohort; absolute risk estimation; risk score; point system

Risk scoring systems are useful for practitioners and individuals to assess the likelihood of development of a health condition of interest based on relevant risk factors. Applications of risk scores have ranged from heart disease, such as the well-known Framingham Heart Study, to cancer, diabetes, dementia, to hip and osteoporotic fracture risk. Statistical models, such as the Cox proportional hazard regression model, can be used to estimate relative and absolute risk. Conversion of risk estimates to a point system can provide reasonable estimates of risk by using a simplified scoring metric which also highlights factors which contribute more to the risk, relative to other characteristics. In this project we develop a point system for risk of workplace injury from carpal tunnel syndrome in an occupational cohort of manufacturing industry workers. The methodological efforts to assess Cox model assumptions are also assessed and discussed.

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