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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

versão impressa ISSN 0103-2100

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CAVAGIONI, Luciane Cesira  e  PIERIN, Angela Maria Geraldo. Hypertension and obesity among professional drivers who work transporting loads. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.4, pp.455-460. ISSN 0103-2100.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002010000400002.

OBJECTIVES: To verify the prevalence of hypertension and obesity among professional freight truck drivers and associate them with studied variables. METHODS: It is a cross-sectional study covering a sample of 258 professional freight truck drivers, traveling on the highway BR-116, on the Regis Bittencourt portion, in Sao Paulo state. RESULTS: Drivers were young adults (37.5±10 years), 19% were smokers, 55% reported drinking alcohol, 74% were sedentary, 57% used sleep-inhibiting drugs; they traveled an average of 800 km/day and drove 10 hours/day. The prevalence of hypertension was 37%, 46% were overweight, 36% were obese and 58% had high waist circumference. The logistic regression analysis indicated that hypertension was associated (OD: Odds ratio, CI: confidence interval 95%) with: increased body mass index (OR = 1.183 CI 1.065 to 1.314); blood glucose (OR = 1.039 CI 1.004 to 1.076); and habit of using drugs that inhibit sleep (OR = 0.322 CI 0.129 to 0.801). CONCLUSION: Among professionals was significant the presence of hypertension, overweight and obesity.

Palavras-chave : Risk factors; Obesity; Cardiovascular disease [prevention; control]; Occupational health.

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