|Document ID (ISN)||109712|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Soteriades E.S., Hauser R., Kawachi I., Christiani D.C., Kales S.N.
||Obesity and risk of job disability in male firefighters
||2008, Vol.58, No.4, p.245-250. 30 ref.
||The objective of this study was to examine the association between obesity and the risk of job disability among firefighters. A cohort of 358 Massachusetts firefighters enrolled in a medical surveillance programme was followed for over six years. In multivariable-adjusted Cox proportional hazard models, it was found that each unit increase in body mass index (BMI) was associated with a 5% increased risk of job disability. The highest categories of BMI had a 60-90% increased risk of job disability compared to the lowest or normal-weight categories, respectively. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||fire fighting; Massachusetts; body weight; work aptitude; risk factors; physical fitness
||male workers; USA; medical supervision; cohort study; statistical evaluation; obesity
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)