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Document ID (ISN)109901
CIS number 09-799
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Goetzel R.Z., Baker K.M., Short M.E., Pei X., Ozminkowski R.J., Wang S., Bowen J.D., Roemer E.C., Craun B.A., Tully K.J., Baase C.M., DeJoy D.M., Wilson M.G.
Title First-year results of an obesity prevention program at the Dow Chemical Company
Bibliographic information Feb. 2009, Vol.51, No.2, p.125-138. Illus. 72 ref.
Abstract This article presents the first-year results from a workplace obesity prevention programme at a large chemical company in the United States. A study was conducted among 8013 employees at nine treatment worksites who received weight management interventions and 8013 controls based at three other worksites who did not receive the interventions. Data concerning changes in employees' weight, body mass index (BMI), and other health risks were subjected to statistical analyses. After one year, a modest treatment effect was observed for weight and BMI largely because the control group subjects gained weight; however, no effect was observed for overweight and obesity prevalence. With the exception of blood glucose, other risk factors (tobacco use, high blood pressure, and systolic and diastolic blood pressure values) decreased significantly.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; obesity; USA; chemical industry
Descriptors (secondary) alcoholism; smoking; state of health; personal hygiene; blood pressure; body weight; programme evaluation; blood sugar level; risk factors; frequency rates; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Metabolic diseases
Chemical industry
Alcohol and drug abuse
Workplace health promotion