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Document ID (ISN)112436
CIS number 12-0182
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schult T.M., Awosika E.R., Hodgson M.J., Dyrenforth S.
Title Disparities in health behaviors and chronic conditions in health care providers in the Veterans Health Administration
Bibliographic information Oct. 2011, Vol.53, No.10, p.1134-1145. Illus. 33 ref.
Internet access Disparities_in_health_behaviors_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) USA; chronic diseases; state of health; personal hygiene; defence services; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; human behaviour; questionnaire survey; social aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Health care services