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Document ID (ISN)109095
CIS number 09-75
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nabe-Nielsen K., Garde A.H., Tüchsen F., Hogh A., Diderichsen F.
Title Cardiovascular risk factors and primary selection into shift work
Bibliographic information June 2008, Vol.34, No.3, p.206-212. 29 ref.
Internet access 09-0075.pdf [in English]
Abstract This study examined possible differences between future shift workers and future day workers as regards cardiovascular risk factors before taking up their work and the differences that remained after control for socio-demographic factors. Altogether 2870 social and health care workers in Denmark filled out a questionnaire a few weeks before finishing their formal training and again one year after graduation. They answered questions on diabetes, hypertension, lifestyle habits and socio-demographic factors. Compared with future day workers, fixed evening or fixed night workers already smoked more before they began shift work. Being an ex-smoker was significantly associated with shift work. Possible causes of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) shift work; state of health; cardiovascular diseases; health care personnel; risk factors; social workers
Descriptors (secondary) non-occupational factors; hypertension; Denmark; social aspects; smoking; questionnaire survey; prediction; diabetes mellitus
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Health care services