SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.17 número6HIV, HPV, and syphilis prevalence in a women's penitentiary in the city of São Paulo, 1997-1998Changes in the Declaration of Helsinki: economic fundamentalism, ethical imperialism and social control índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Revista

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartir


Cadernos de Saúde Pública

versión impresa ISSN 0102-311Xversión On-line ISSN 1678-4464

Resumen

SOUZA, Norma Suely Souto; CARVALHO, Fernando Martins  y  FERNANDES, Rita de Cássia Pereira. Arterial hypertension among oil-drilling workers exposed to noise. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2001, vol.17, n.6, pp.1481-1488. ISSN 1678-4464.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2001000600019.

A cross-sectional study with a retrospective component was conducted to evaluate occupational noise exposure as a potential risk factor for arterial hypertension among 775 workers from an oil-drilling industry. Hypertension was defined as ³ 140/90mmHg. Occupational noise exposure was measured as: (1) exposure to sound pressure levels ³ 85dbA for 10 years or more and (2) moderate-to-severe noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). The effects of age, education, shift work, and obesity were evaluated by stratification and logistic regression analysis. A positive association between occupational noise exposure and hypertension was found, using both the level/duration of noise exposure (RP = 1.8; 95% CI: 1.3-2.4) and NIHL (RP = 1.5; 95% CI: 1.1-2.0) as exposure indicators. Considering the study limits, long-term occupational noise exposure thus appears to be a risk factor for arterial hypertension.

Palabras clave : Hypertension; Noise-Induced Hearing Loss; Noise; Occupational Health.

        · resumen en Portugués     · texto en Portugués     · Portugués ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons