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Document ID (ISN)78816
CIS number 02-671
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Karlsson B., Knutsson A., Lindahl B.
Title Is there an association between shift work and having a metabolic syndrome? Results from a population based study of 27,485 people
Bibliographic information Nov. 2001, Vol.58, No.11, p.747-752. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract The association between shift work and cardiovascular disease was analysed in a population of 27,485 working persons. Obesity was more prevalent among shift workers in all age strata of women, but only in two out of four age groups in men. Increased triglycerides were more common among two age groups of shift working women but not among men. Low concentrations of high density lipoprotein cholesterol were present in the youngest age group of shift workers in both men and women. Impaired glucose tolerance was more often found among 60-year-old women shift workers. Obesity and high triglycerides persisted as risk factors in shift working men and women after adjusting for age and socioeconomic factors, with an OR of 1.4 for obesity and 1.1 for high triglyceride concentrations. The relative risks for women working shifts versus days with one, two, and three metabolic variables were 1.06, 1.20, and 1.71, respectively. The corresponding relative risks for men were 0.99, 1.30, and 1.63, respectively. In conclusion, there appears to be an association between shift work and the metabolic syndrome.
Descriptors (primary) coronary diseases; shift work; risk factors; metabolic disturbances; occupation disease relation
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; lipoproteins; cholesterol; blood pressure; sex-linked differences; epidemiologic study; blood sugar level; age-linked differences; circadian rhythm
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Endocrine diseases
Cardiovascular diseases