|Document ID (ISN)||110112|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Leigh J.P., Du J.
||Hypertension and occupation among seniors
||June 2009, Vol.51, No.6, p.661-671. Illus. 34 ref.
||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.
||older workers; hypertension; risk factors; long-term exposure; occupation disease relation
||USA; mechanics; cross-sectional study; construction industry; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; ageing; sex-linked differences; service and sales workers; statistical evaluation; precision mechanics
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations