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ID (ISN) del documento110860
Número CIS 10-0356
ISSN - Título de la serie 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Goetzel R.Z., Gibson T.B., Short M.E., Chu B.C., Waddell J., Bowen J., Lemon S.C., Fernandez I.D., Ozminkowski R.J., Wilson M.G., DeJoy D.M.
Título A multi-worksite analysis of the relationships among body mass index, medical utilization, and worker productivity
Información bibliográfica Jan. 2010, Vol.52, No.1S, p.S52-S58. Illus. 38 ref.
Resumen The objective of this study was to quantify the direct medical and indirect (absence and productivity) cost burden of overweight and obesity in workers. A cross-sectional study of 10,026 employees in multiple professions and worksites across the United States was conducted. The main outcomes were five self-reported measures of workers' annual health care use and productivity: doctor visits, emergency department visits, hospitalizations, absenteeism and presenteeism. Data were analyzed using multivariate count and continuous data models. Obese employees were found to have 20% higher doctor visits than normal weight employees and 26% higher emergency department visits. Rates of doctor and emergency department visits for overweight employees were no different than those of normal weight employees. Compared to normal weight employees, presenteeism rates were 10% and 12% higher for overweight and obese employees, respectively. Taken together, compared to normal weight employees, obese and overweight workers were estimated to cost employers USD 644 and USD 201 more per employee per year, respectively.
Descriptores (primarios) obesidad; peso corporal; aspectos económicos
Descriptores (secundarios) Estados Unidos; eficiencia del trabajo; absentismo por enfermedad; estudio comparado; estudio transversal; valoración estadística; tratamiento médico; coste de las enfermedades
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Generalidades sobre prevención
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Nutrición
Aspectos económicos