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Document ID (ISN)110112
CIS number 09-1018
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Leigh J.P., Du J.
Title Hypertension and occupation among seniors
Bibliographic information June 2009, Vol.51, No.6, p.661-671. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract Little is known about associations between occupation and hypertension for persons more than age 65. This study analyzed cross-sectional data from the 2004 Health and Retirement Survey for 3645 men and 3644 women. Hypertension was self-reported based on physician diagnosis. Logistic regressions controlled for demographic variables and risk factors including education, race, income, smoking, drinking and body mass. Occupations significantly likely to report hypertension among women were professionals, salespersons, private household cleaning service workers and personal service workers. Among men, these included salespersons, personal service workers, mechanics, construction workers, precision production workers and machine operators.
Descriptors (primary) older workers; hypertension; risk factors; long-term exposure; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) USA; mechanics; cross-sectional study; construction industry; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; ageing; sex-linked differences; service and sales workers; statistical evaluation; precision mechanics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Domestic workers
Older workers
Cardiovascular diseases