|Document ID (ISN)||102937|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Shift work and age as interactive predictors of body mass index among offshore workers
||Feb. 2002, Vol.28, No.1, p.64-71. Illus. 49 ref.
||This survey examines shift patterns (day shifts versus day-night rotation) and its interaction with age and shift work exposure as predictors of body mass index (BMI). Data were collected from offshore personnel working day shifts (787 workers) or day-night shifts (787 workers); information was obtained about shift pattern and years of shift work exposure, height, weight, demographic factors and smoking habits. Hierarchical multiple regression was used to test a model in which BMI was predicted by additive and interactive effects of shift pattern, age and exposure years, with control for confounding variables. The significant interaction effects found were consistent with the view that continued exposure to day-night shift work gives rise to increases in BMI, over and above the normal effects of ageing on BMI shown by day shift workers.
||shift work; age; body weight; offshore oil extraction; length of exposure
||night work; smoking; comparative study; prediction; mathematical analysis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Petroleum and natural gas industry