Occupation and COVID-19 mortality in England: a national linked data study of 14.3 million adults

by | May 17, 2021 | Journal papers, Theme 3: Sector-specific studies | 0 comments

This paper, produced by researchers from Theme 3 of the PROTECT study and published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal, investigates occupational differences in COVID-19 mortality, and to what extent these can be accounted for by other social, economic and geographic factors, such as ethnicity, education, deprivation and pre-pandemic health.

The researchers found that, while people in several occupations, particularly those having frequent contact with patients or the public such as taxi drivers, are significantly more likely to die of COVID-19 – and workplace conditions are likely to play some role in this – most of the increased risk can be explained by non-workplace factors.


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