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ID (ISN) del documento109904
Número CIS 09-819
ISSN - Título de la serie 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Año 2009
Número de serie
Autor(es) Martin B.C., Church T.S., Bonnell R., Ben-Joseph R., Borgstadt T.
Título The impact of overweight and obesity on the direct medical costs of truck drivers
Información bibliográfica Feb. 2009, Vol.51, No.2, p.180-184. Illus. 13 ref.
Resumen The objective of this study was to quantify health care costs of truck drivers across categories of normal weight, overweight, and obese weight. Health care claims data from a transportation logistics company were obtained from 2004 to 2005 concerning 2849 truckers and were merged with their body mass index measures. A regression model was used to adjust for demographic and occupational variables. Unadjusted trimmed total cost for overweight subjects (USD 1613) and obese subjects (USD 1792) were significantly higher than for normal weight subjects (USD 1012). After multivariate adjustment, obese and overweight subjects had on average, USD 591 and USD 383 higher health care costs respectively than normal weight subjects. Both overweight and obese individuals had higher prevalences of hyperlipidemia, diabetes and hypertension than their normal weight counterparts.
Descriptores (primarios) Estados Unidos; obesidad; peso corporal; aspectos económicos; transporte por carretera; conductores
Descriptores (secundarios) hipertensión; diabetes mellitus; coste de las enfermedades; nivel de salud; valoración estadística; lípidos
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Transportes y comunicaciones
Broad subject area(s) Industrias y ocupaciones
Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Metabolic diseases
Road transportation
Aspectos económicos