|Document ID (ISN)||112436|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Schult T.M., Awosika E.R., Hodgson M.J., Dyrenforth S.
||Disparities in health behaviors and chronic conditions in health care providers in the Veterans Health Administration
||Oct. 2011, Vol.53, No.10, p.1134-1145. Illus. 33 ref.
||Disparities_in_health_behaviors_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
ILO_LABORDOC_[INTRANET_ACCESS] [in English]
||The objective of this study was to determine baseline prevalence of health behaviours and chronic health conditions in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) employees and highlight disparities by occupation group. There were 29,834 responses to the survey. Age-standardized prevalence estimates for VHA employees were compared to national estimates. The VHA estimates were analyzed for physicians and dentists; physician assistants and nurse practitioners; registered nurses; licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants; other clinical; nonclinical; and wage grade staff. Multilevel regression explored the effect of worksite. The VHA employees have higher rates of unhealthy behaviors and chronic health conditions than United States adults, except for smoking. Results illustrated significant disparities between occupation groups by demographics and variability by worksite.
||USA; chronic diseases; state of health; personal hygiene; defence services; health care personnel
||safety consciousness; human behaviour; questionnaire survey; social aspects
||D - Periodical articles
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Health care services