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Document ID (ISN)110592
CIS number 10-0233
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Li Q., Morikawa Y., Sakurai M., Nakamura K., Miura K., Ishizaki M., Kido T., Naruse Y., Suwazono Y., Nakagawa H.
Title Occupational class and incidence rates of cardiovascular events in middle aged men in Japan
Bibliographic information May 2010, Vol.48, No.3, p.324-330. 25 ref.
Abstract This study investigated whether occupational class affects the incidence of cardiovascular events among Japanese factory workers. The evaluation involved 1794 male workers aged 40-59, including 632 non-manual and 1162 manual workers, employed in a metal products factory in Japan. The hazard ratios of stroke, myocardial infarction (MI) and cardiovascular events (combined stroke, MI and sudden cardiac death) for manual workers were compared with non-manual workers as estimated by the Cox proportional hazards regression model. Findings are discussed. The study did not reveal significant occupational class inequalities in the rate of cardiovascular events, contradicting the findings of studies from other industrialized countries.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; cardiovascular disorders; male workers; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) occupation disease relation; myocardial infarction; sudden death syndrome; comparative study; statistical evaluation; blue-collar workers; white-collar workers; frequency rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry
Cardiovascular diseases