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Document ID (ISN)109201
CIS number 09-48
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schneider C.A., Herold G., Gysan D., Albus C., Bjarnason-Wehrens B., Predel H.G.
Title Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in middle-aged type 2 diabetic automobile employees assessed at the workplace - The Praeford study
Bibliographic information May 2007, Vol.49, No.5, p.481-483. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to assess cardiovascular risk factors among employees of German automotive plants who identified themselves as having type two diabetes mellitus. The proportion of subjects exceeding the target values for haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), systolic blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol was identified. Among 4234 employees, 91 employees with diabetes were identified (mean age 52 years). Only seven of these diabetic employees met all three recommended target values: blood pressure target values were achieved by 26%, HbA1c target values by 54% and LDL target values by 31% of employees. These findings call for new treatment and monitoring strategies for employees with diabetes.
Descriptors (primary) older workers; male workers; Germany; cardiovascular diseases; motor vehicle industry; risk factors; diabetes mellitus
Descriptors (secondary) lipoproteins; cholesterol; frequency rates; determination in blood; arterial blood pressure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Older workers
Metabolic diseases