The Association between Shift Work and the Metabolic Syndrome in Female Workers

Title
The Association between Shift Work and the Metabolic Syndrome in Female Workers
Author(s)
전만중사공준예한희정재욱
Keywords
Shift work; Female workers; Metabolic syndrome
Issue Date
201311
Publisher
대한직업환경의학회
Citation
Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, v.25, no.4, pp.33 - 33
Abstract
Objective: This study aimed to determine identify any association between shift work and the metabolic syndromeby comparing the prevalence rates of the metabolic syndrome in shift work groups and daytime work groups forfemale workers. Methods: Based on data from health examinations carried out from April to December of 2012, we selected asour subjects 254 female workers from the Daegu area Dyeing Industrial Complex. We diagnosed the metabolicsyndrome using the examination results, and information about age, whether or not they did shift work, job type,smoking habits, drinking habits, exercise habits, and past medical history was collected through self-administeredquestionnaire surveys and face-to-face interviews. The variables found in a univariate analysis to be significant inthe occurrence of the metabolic syndrome - age, drinking habits, exercise habits, and shift work - were includedin a logistic regression analysis of the risk of the metabolic syndrome for female workers. Results: The prevalence rates of the metabolic syndrome for the total group of study subjects was 11.8%, fordaytime workers was 2.8%, and for shift workers was 15.3%. A logistic regression analysis of the odds of the metabolicsyndrome for female workers was conducted that included factors associated with the occurrence of the metabolicsyndrome: age, drinking habits, exercise habits, and shift work. The results revealed that the odds ratio of the metabolicsyndrome in the shift work group, 6.30 (95% CI 1.24-32.15), was significantly higher when compared with the daytimework group. Conclusion: Shift work appears to have an association with the metabolic syndrome in female workers. Accordingly,we believe that the attention of government agencies and business owners is needed together with the individualpractice of health behaviors to manage the metabolic syndrome for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in femaleshift workers.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/28420http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2052-4374-25-33
ISSN
1225-3618
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