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Document ID (ISN)110174
CIS number 09-1029
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no. 12
Author(s) Di Milia L., Mummery K.
Title The association between job related factors, short sleep and obesity
Bibliographic information July 2009, Vol.47, No.4, p.363-368. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract A cross sectional survey of 346 shift and day workers (292 men and 59 women) was carried out to investigate possible associations between obesity, job related factors and sleep duration. Mean body mass index (BMI) was significantly higher in shift workers than in day workers. Mean BMI was also significantly higher in the group working long daily hours followed by medium working hours and short working hours. Obese individuals worked significantly longer hours and slept 18 min less per day compared to those with a normal BMI. The most significant predictor of obesity was long working hours (odds ratio OR 2.82), followed by being older (OR 2.05) and short sleep duration (OR 1.92).
Descriptors (primary) hours of work; shift work; obesity; body weight; sleep pattern; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) conditions of work; cross-sectional study; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralasia; USA
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Metabolic diseases
Hours of work
Fatigue