|Document ID (ISN)||111588|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Marcinkiewicz A., Szosland D.
||Selected risk factors of diabetes mellitus among road transport drivers
||2010, Vol.23, No.2, p.175-180. 19 ref.
||Selected_risk_factors.pdf [in English]
||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.
||Poland; drivers; diabetes mellitus; road transport; risk factors
||transport of materials; transport of persons; obesity; hypertension; body weight; cross-sectional study; age-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations