Societal Risk Perception of Death among Workers in a Security Company in Malaysia

S. B. Jefferelli, K. G. Rampal, Abdul Aziz Jemain, M. B. Agus Salim

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Abstract

How people perceive risk influences their behaviour towards these risks. We do not know how workers perceive risk of dying from diseases or accidents. This study was conducted among 198 workers of a security company in Malaysia. The workers were asked to score on a Likert scale of 1 to 5 the perceived risk of death of Malaysians from selected causes of death. The highest perceived risks of death were, in order or ranking, motor vehicle accidents, cancer and diabetes mellitus whereas according to the certified causes of death in Malaysia the highest risks of death among the selected items were cardiovascular disease, cancer and stroke. The difference in perception and mortality data needs be addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-656
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume58
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

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Malaysia
Accidents
Cause of Death
Motor Vehicles
Risk-Taking
Neoplasms
Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Diseases
Myocardial Infarction
Mortality

Keywords

  • Accidents
  • Diseases
  • Health
  • Perception
  • Risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Jefferelli, S. B., Rampal, K. G., Jemain, A. A., & Agus Salim, M. B. (2003). Societal Risk Perception of Death among Workers in a Security Company in Malaysia. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 58(5), 653-656.

Societal Risk Perception of Death among Workers in a Security Company in Malaysia. / Jefferelli, S. B.; Rampal, K. G.; Jemain, Abdul Aziz; Agus Salim, M. B.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 58, No. 5, 12.2003, p. 653-656.

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Jefferelli, SB, Rampal, KG, Jemain, AA & Agus Salim, MB 2003, 'Societal Risk Perception of Death among Workers in a Security Company in Malaysia', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 58, no. 5, pp. 653-656.
Jefferelli, S. B. ; Rampal, K. G. ; Jemain, Abdul Aziz ; Agus Salim, M. B. / Societal Risk Perception of Death among Workers in a Security Company in Malaysia. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2003 ; Vol. 58, No. 5. pp. 653-656.
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