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Document ID (ISN)111588
CIS number 11-0199
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Marcinkiewicz A., Szosland D.
Title Selected risk factors of diabetes mellitus among road transport drivers
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.23, No.2, p.175-180. 19 ref.
Internet access Selected_risk_factors.pdf [in English]
Abstract Road transport drivers are among the professional groups whose activities have a strong impact on public safety. In view of the nature of their professional activity, the drivers are at a higher risk of obesity and hypertension, and thus, indirectly, of carbohydrate metabolism disorders such as diabetes mellitus. This study on the prevalence of risk factors of diabetes mellitus among Polish road transport drivers used medical documentation accompanying the application for drivers' licence. Excessive body weight was recorded in 62.6% of the study population; 45.3% had overweight and 17.4% obesity. Hypertension was noted in 36.7% of the drivers, with increasing prevalence with age. Overweight was found to be a risk factor for hypertension. Hyperglycaemia was found in 47.5% of the drivers and was also increasing with age. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Poland; drivers; diabetes mellitus; road transport; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) transport of materials; transport of persons; obesity; hypertension; body weight; cross-sectional study; age-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Metabolic diseases
Older workers
Road transportation