segunda-feira, 1 de setembro de 2008

Ocupação e Diabetes

Occupation-Related Differences in the Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome
Miguel-Angel Sánchez-Chaparro, MD1,2, Eva Calvo-Bonacho, MD1, Arturo González-Quintela, MD3, Carlos Fernández-Labandera, MD1, Martha Cabrera, MD1, Juan-Carlos Sáinz, MD1, Ana Fernández-Meseguer, MD1, José R. Banegas, MD4, Luis-Miguel Ruilope, MD5, Pedro Valdivielso, MD2, Javier Román-García, MD1 on behalf of the Ibermutuamur Cardiovascular Risk Assessment (ICARIA) Study Group
Diabetes Care, 08/29/08
OBJECTIVE—To investigate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the Spanish working population and determine how the prevalence varies according to occupation and sex.
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS—This was a cross-sectional study of 259,014 workers (mean age 36.4 years, range [16–74]; 72.9% male) who underwent a routine medical checkup. The Adult Treatment Panel III (2001) definition for metabolic syndrome was used.
RESULTS—The prevalence of metabolic syndrome was 11.6% (95% CI 11.5–11.7) in male subjects and 4.1% (4.0–4.2) in female subjects and increased with age. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome varied in the different categories of occupational activity depending on the sex considered. Among female subjects, the age-adjusted prevalence of metabolic syndrome was higher in blue-collar than in white-collar workers, but this difference was not evident among male workers.
CONCLUSIONS—The prevalence of metabolic syndrome varies in the different categories of occupational activity in the Spanish working population. This variation also depends on sex

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