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Document ID (ISN)109712
CIS number 09-721
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Soteriades E.S., Hauser R., Kawachi I., Christiani D.C., Kales S.N.
Title Obesity and risk of job disability in male firefighters
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.58, No.4, p.245-250. 30 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the association between obesity and the risk of job disability among firefighters. A cohort of 358 Massachusetts firefighters enrolled in a medical surveillance programme was followed for over six years. In multivariable-adjusted Cox proportional hazard models, it was found that each unit increase in body mass index (BMI) was associated with a 5% increased risk of job disability. The highest categories of BMI had a 60-90% increased risk of job disability compared to the lowest or normal-weight categories, respectively. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; Massachusetts; body weight; work aptitude; risk factors; physical fitness
Descriptors (secondary) male workers; USA; medical supervision; cohort study; statistical evaluation; obesity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Fires