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UIC Finds Work-related Injuries Cluster in Mid-Sized Towns of Low Income, Minority and Immigrant Residents

According to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health, the majority of Illinois residents treated in hospital trauma units for work-related injuries live in just 20 percent of the state’s zip codes – areas that are home to predominantly immigrant and Hispanic low-income residents.

[Photo: Dr. Linda Forst]

“We found that traumatic occupational injuries clustered in 10 general locations in Illinois, composed of smaller towns and cities,” said Dr. Linda Forst, professor and director of environmental and occupational health sciences in the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and lead author of the study.

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