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Document ID (ISN)102937
CIS number 03-1943
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Parkes K.R.
Title Shift work and age as interactive predictors of body mass index among offshore workers
Bibliographic information Feb. 2002, Vol.28, No.1, p.64-71. Illus. 49 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) shift work; age; body weight; offshore oil extraction; length of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) night work; smoking; comparative study; prediction; mathematical analysis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry