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Document ID (ISN)102913
CIS number 03-1938
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Alfredsson L., Hammar N., Fransson E., de Faire U., Hallqvist J., Knutsson A., Nilsson T., Theorell T., Westerholm P.
Title Job strain and major risk factors for coronary heart disease among employed males and females in a Swedish study on work, lipids and fibrinogen
Bibliographic information Aug. 2002, Vol.28, No.4, p.238-248. 49 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship of job strain to hypertension, serum lipids and plasma fibrinogen. The study population consisted of employed persons between the ages of 15 and 64 years in the counties of Stockholm, Västernorrland and Jämtland, Sweden. A total of 10,382 subjects participated in a medical examination and completed a questionnaire. No strong associations were found between job strain and plasma fibrinogen. Men reporting job strain had lower levels of total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol than the other men. Similar tendencies were found for women. Women, but not men, with job strain had an increased prevalence of hypertension when compared with the subjects with relaxed psychosocial work characteristics. The results do not support the hypothesis that job strain has an adverse impact on serum total cholesterol and plasma fibrinogen levels. They suggest that an increased risk of coronary heart disease in association with job strain, if causal, is mediated by other factors, possibly partly by hypertension and low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
Descriptors (primary) fibrinogen; coronary diseases; hypertension; risk factors; neuropsychic stress; cholesterol; Sweden
Descriptors (secondary) lipoproteins; determination in blood; sex-linked differences; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Cardiovascular diseases